- Plans for three storey Pavilion next to Regent’s Canal approved by Camden Council
- 9,200 sq ft space will house a new restaurant and bar; a new dining destination for King’s Cross
- The building will link Granary Square to the towpath that runs alongside the Regent’s Canal
- Second building designed by Stanton Williams at King’s Cross, successfully juxtaposing new architecture with heritage structures
A new canalside Pavilion at King’s Cross has been approved by Camden Council. The three storey building, designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, will be located to the east of Granary Square, adjacent to the Regent’s Canal. When complete in 2015, the 9,200 sq ft space will become a brand new restaurant and bar, further bolstering the credentials of King’s Cross as London’s most exciting foodie destination.
Stanton Williams has designed the Pavilion as a modern addition to the location, but one that complements the industrial heritage of the area. The linear brick façade of the new structure is in keeping with the Granary Building and other nearby examples Victorian era architecture. The Pavilion’s position means that it will help to enclose Granary Square, while stimulating even more buzz in the popular space. At the same time, the Pavilion will provide new pedestrian connections; at first floor level the building will connect with Granary Square, while at ground floor level it will connect with the canal towpath.
The design is intended to create large open spaces not only within the Pavilion, consisting of a dining room, bar and open kitchen, but also outside it, with a generously proportioned outdoor dining area on the canal side. Full-height windows will ensure that the interior that is bathed in natural light and the materials used will carry on the industrial theme of the exterior, with exposed brick, glass and steel, making the space feel both pared-back and elegant, whilst also welcoming and atmospheric at any time of the day or night.
Paul Williams, Director at Stanton Williams, says:
“I am very excited by the news. King’s Cross Pavilion will act as a bridgehead building to define and anchor the south-eastern edge of Granary Square. It will also play a key role in unfolding and linking the canal towpath to the Square.”
Richard Poyser of Argent, the Asset Manager for King’s Cross, said;
“One of the key characteristics of King’s Cross is the way striking, modern architecture sits side by side with heritage structures. Stanton Williams has already demonstrated their proficiency in achieve this with their stunning design for the Granary Complex. The Pavilion will soon become another landmark in the area and one that will help to further develop King’s Cross as a foodie destination.”
Full details about the incoming restaurant operator will be revealed in due course, but the Pavilion will become the area’s newest dining destination. The new establishment will join critically acclaimed neighbours; Shrimpy’s, Caravan King’s Cross, Grain Store, Plum and Spilt Milk, and KERB, the street food collective.
Construction on the Pavilion will begin on site later this year and the building is set to complete in 2015.