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Green light for Porphyrios at Kings Cross

Plans have been approved for the newest office building at London’s King’s Cross – Porphyrios Associates’ Three Pancras Square

The 11-storey building, which will be fitted out by Morrow + Lorraine, will include 14,800m² of office space with 1,200m² of shops and restaurants at ground level.

It will sit at the corner of King’s Boulevard and Goods Way, overlooking the Regent’s Canal and with its main entrance on Pancras Square. There will also be an entrance on the eastern side, making it accessible from King’s Boulevard.

Demetri Porphyrios, principal of Porphyrios Associates, said: ‘Our design for Three Pancras Square is inspired by the robust repetition and change that both late 19th-century industrial buildings and contemporary office buildings exhibit.

‘We also wanted to build in a manner that celebrates precast stone, with its large tectonic scale and the attendant windows of glazed ‘gaps’ – all found in the wonderful industrial world of King’s Cross.’

Argent partner Nick Searl added: ‘Three Pancras Square is the next piece of the Pancras Square puzzle and sits in close proximity to the canal and some of the area’s most striking heritage features.’

Construction will begin later this year, with completion expected in summer 2016.

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