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Niall McLaughlin Architects to design one of the King's Cross masterplan's first new buildings

Niall McLaughlin Architects (NMA) has won a competition by developer Argent to design one of the first new buildings for the massive King's Cross redevelopment scheme in central London.

The practice saw off FLACQ, Patel Taylor, Sheppard Robson and Make to win the competition to design the 31,000m2 mixed-use building, known as T1.

The judging panel - which included the 27ha site's masterplanners Allies and Morrison, Porphyrios Associates and Townshend Landscape Architects - said NMA had 'knitted together' a broad range of uses within the building, including retail space, an 'energy centre', a restaurant and leisure facilities.

An application will be submitted at the beginning of next year.

  • See the next issue of the AJ (AJ 30.08.07) for coverage of Argent's King's Cross charrette.
  • by Max Thompson

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