Work has started at King’s Cross on the first residential building, which will provide 117 high quality affordable homes.
The thoughtfully planned building on York Way, designed by PRP Architects, will include 15 supported housing apartments, 78 general needs rented apartments, 24 shared ownership apartments and a private roof terrace for residents’ use.
Almost a third of the units are for families with either three or four bedrooms and over half the homes will have generous private balconies. All have been designed to meet Lifetime Homes standards.
Progress on site follows a development agreement signed in 2009 between One Housing Group and King’s Cross to deliver the first phase of affordable housing which includes this building.
Completion is due in early 2012.
Overall the King’s Cross project will deliver 1,900 new homes, 20 new streets, 10 new major public spaces and the restoration of 20 historic buildings and structures across the 67 acre site.