At King’s Cross, sustainability is king

At King's Cross, sustainability is king


Opportunities like King’s Cross do not come around often. That’s why when they do, it is vital to create a sustainable place. A community with a long-term future that has minimal impact on the environment. This has been a guiding principle at King’s Cross.

There are many aspects to creating sustainable places. At King’s Cross it has included everything from promoting energy efficiency to encouraging green transport. From reuse of heritage buildings to a massive program of tree planting. From sustainable building design to ensuring social and cultural diversity.

Put these things together and King’s Cross becomes one of the most sustainable major developments in the UK. A place that respects its environment, its past and its future.

Download the King’s Cross 2016/17 Sustainability Report here.

Fast facts

Heat demand99% met by the energy centre

Public realm58,925 sqm delivered

Heritage buildings10 refurbished to date

Green roofsc9000 sqm delivered or planned

School pupils4,000 welcomed to the site

Construction Skills Centre400 NVQ achievers

Power demand79% off-set by CHP engines

Public wasteZero waste to landfill

Green walls200 m planted

BREEAM3 BREEAM Outstanding buildings

EmploymentOver 250 appointments facilitated by KX Recruit

Cycle spacesOver 700 public spaces available


To find out more about energy and sustainability at King’s Cross please contact Steven Kellett.

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