Part of the swathes of land being revived by the the King’s Cross regeneration, Four Pancras Square is a steel giant which conjures up memories of London’s industrial heartland. Steve Menary reports.
Replicating rusty metal might not seem an obvious design approach but that is one of the key design .features at Four Pancras Square, which forms part of the multi-billion pound regeneration of King’s Cross.
Until the relocation of the Eurostar rail terminal to Saint Pancras in 2007, the 67-acre site was an industrial wasteland dominated by a Victorian gas tower. Now such is the scale of the transformation that a new post code – N1C – has been assigned to the site.
This regeneration has seen the University of Arts London relocate to King’s Cross, while 2,000 new homes will be built and 20 historic buildings are being restored.