King’s Boulevard, a major new road in central London, has opened at King’s Cross.
The tree-lined street is the first of 20 new roads unveiled at the 67-acre estate and marks an important milestone for the development.
Staff who have been working on the design, planning and construction of the new road were the first to walk up the Boulevard which leads straight from King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International up to and over Goods Way via a new bridge into Granary Square.
The new road and bridge, across the Regent’s Canal, will enable the 4,000 students and 1,000 members of staff arriving in the next two weeks at University of Arts London to easily access their new building in the Granary Complex.
The road is part of £250 million of investment being made in new infrastructure by the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership which includes an energy centre, roads, public spaces, the bridge across the Regent’s Canal and tow path improvements.
Pedestrians and cyclists can now use the boulevard and at a later stage it will be open to buses and taxis.
Behind the hoardings along King’s Boulevard, King’s Cross is moving forward with the construction of Pancras Square and the offices and shops which will surround it.