Granary Square

Posted: Thursday 29th November 2012

Granary Square is the canalside heart of King’s Cross. Designed by Townshend Landscape Architects, this dramatic square is one of the largest urban spaces of its kind in Europe. It will be a focal point for the whole King’s Cross area.

The square is built where the barges once unloaded their goods. Its aquatic history has been worked into the new design, which is animated with choreographed fountains. 1,080 of them in all, each individually controlled and lit. Historic buildings bound the square giving it atmosphere and character.

Wide, south-facing steps connect the space with Regent’s Canal. This is the ideal spot to pause and watch the boats slip by.

A lively place – all year round The University of the Arts London is here. With its 5,000 students and staff, there will always be activity in the square.

It’s also the perfect stage for innovative events, festivals and performances. There’s room for 2,000 people to sit on deckchairs and enjoy open-air concerts or a summer movie projected onto the Granary building. And with the potential for ice skating in the winter and seasonal festivals, the square will be a lively place all year round.

Easy to get to Granary Square is just minutes from the King’s Cross St Pancras Transport Hub. With six tube lines, two mainline stations and Eurostar, this is the most connected part of London. A new bus route is planned around the southern and western edges of the square.

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