Stanton Williams' King's Cross Square opens
Stanton Williams’ 7,000m² revamp of King’s Cross Square in London has opened to the public
The £6 million scheme, which replaces a 1970s concourse, allows the public uninterrupted views of the Victorian Grade I-listed Kings Cross station façade.
Stanton Williams beat Gehl Architects, Gustafson Porter and Gross Max to win the public realm scheme, which is part of John McAslan’s wider £550 million redevelopment of the station, in 2010 (see AJ 19.04.2010).
King’s Cross Square – factfile:
- 7,000m² - ‘big enough to accommodate Big Ben clock tower laid down lengthways’
- Includes two improved entrances to London Underground
- Adds two new shops
- An area dedicated to public art – details of a high profile installation to be announced soon
- Adds 19 new trees
- Includes Solid granite benches
- Incorporates new lighting scheme