A new tunnel, with integrated light wall, opened yesterday at King’s Cross. The 90m long tunnel, which has a LED integrated light-wall running its entire length, was designed by Speirs + Major and delivered by The Light Lab. The tunnel itself has been designed by architects Allies & Morrison and links St Pancras International and King’s Cross St Pancras Underground stations to the new public spaces, restaurants, offices and homes at King’s Cross.
Commuters were treated to something a little different on Monday morning, as the tunnel was open to the public, with commuters able to enjoy the debut light installation called Pipette. The dedicated art work on display was created by Miriam Sleeman (The Cross Kings) and Tom Sloan (Tom Sloan Design) and is designed to evoke the colourful tapestry of King’s Cross through a tranquil yet animated design.
Commenting from HS1 Ltd – owners of St Pancras International station – Commercial Director, Wendy Spinks said:
“At St Pancras International, we have always believed that art and design inspires people – a belief which is behind the station’s public art space, Terrace Wires. As the area around St Pancras and King’s Cross regenerates, it is building a culture of creativity and the new integrated art-wall is another great example of this”.
The tunnel opened on the 30 June and will be used by pedestrians from Monday-Sunday, 7am until 8pm