London, September 2017 – The King’s Cross Partnership has announced today that internationally renowned design brand Tom Dixon will move from its current home at Portobello Dock to King’s Cross in March 2018.
The British label will relocate to The Coal Office, a 17,500 sq ft complex – historically a coal distribution centre – to create a new flagship shop, showroom, office, restaurant and café.
Part of the new Coal Drops Yard retail quarter, the Headquarters has further been conceived as a hub for designers and design, with partners to be confirmed in due course.
Originally dating back to 1851, the Coal Office building follows the curve of the Regent’s Canal, and is undergoing restoration as part of the redevelopment of King’s Cross. It is located within the Coal Drops Yard complex, a new shopping quarter set to open as a whole in autumn 2018.
With a focus on fashion, craft and culture, Coal Drops Yard will fuse the traditional with the contemporary, housing a unique mix of established and emerging retailers.
Individual and independent shops, signature retail brands and new concepts from home and abroad will come together with cafés, bars, restaurants and public spaces to create a new shopping destination for London. First retailers announced include fashion concept store 18Montrose, modern British spectacles and sunglasses company Cubitts and boutique bag designers Lost Property of London.