This Grade A island office building has a prime spot at the gateway to the King’s Cross development. Connections here are unrivalled and the new underground entrance is in the building itself. The building is fully let.
Location and Connections With six tube lines, two mainline stations and Eurostar literally on your doorstep, you can’t be better connected. The building is part of a two million sq ft cluster of 12 office buildings south of Regent’s Canal. It is accessed either from the main entrance on Pancras Square or from King’s Boulevard.
The best of the High Street will be available on bustling King’s Boulevard, while the shops and restaurants in the new King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International are just steps away. The building is located on Pancras Square with its terraced water feature and outdoor seating areas – the perfect place for a business breakfast, al fresco lunch, or after-work drinks. A three-minute walk takes you to the boutique shopping and eating around Granary Square and Regent’s Canal. A public leisure centre with two pools and a public library is also located on Pancras Square.
The building is designed by award winning David Chipperfield Architects. The quality of architecture reflects the important position of this building at the gateway of the development. The iron twisted columns reflect the Victorian heritage of the site. The building is approximately 55,120 sq ft net over 8 floors. A typical floor is 7,050 sq ft net with 600 sq ft of south facing balconies. Shops and cafes will be housed at street level. A through-reception can be accessed either from the main entrance on Pancras Square or from King’s Boulevard. Goods and services for this building are delivered below street level via a shared access route. The target completion date is Q4, 2013.
As with all the office buildings at King’s Cross, the very latest technology reduces running costs for occupiers and minimizes environmental impact. The building is rated BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ and is linked to the site-wide district heating network. This network provides close to 100% of the development’s heating and hot water needs. The building is designed with both active chilled beams and opening windows so that it can be ventilated mechanically or naturally. Carbon emissions will be substantially lower than required.