Heritage and Heart

King’s Cross is the largest mixed-use scheme under single ownership to be masterplanned and developed in central London for over 150 years.

Heritage and Heart

The King’s Cross area has a strong heritage. There is really no other place like it – an area of London that has moved from industrialisation to desolation to innovation.

The ongoing transformation of its railway lands, some 67 acres, is restoring heritage buildings and creating 20 new streets and 10 new squares. It will provide 4 million sq ft of new workspace, 500,000 sq ft of shopping, cafés, bars and restaurants, and up to 2,000 new homes.

But to think of King’s Cross in statistical terms is too simplistic – destinations are not determined by size alone but by their ability to capture our hearts and minds. Cities are made of stories and storeys.

King’s Cross has history, almost two thousand years of it. King’s Cross draws on this history and its heritage, together with the social and urban fabric which surrounds it. It is rich in colour and culturally diverse.

It is a well managed estate, safe and secure, purposely inclusive, not exclusive.

It is these combined elements that support and enhance King’s Cross, making it a destination to which people want to go, where they want to live and want to work.

There is no better manifestation of the King’s Cross story than Four Pancras Square – form following function, fused with heritage and unashamed modernity.

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Coming and Going

Flanked by two of the capital’s busiest railway stations, six tube lines, and with the heart of Europe less than two hours away, Four Pancras Square is ideally positioned for business.

Coming and Going

King’s Cross is about connectivity and connections. Always being in the right place, at the right time

St Pancras International and King’s Cross, two stations with countless opportunities, but to call them simply stations is almost a misnomer. For decades neglected, unloved urban icons, these once buried giants now exude a reawakened presence, affinity and renown.

Inside the buildings, new concourses are now flanked by shops, supermarkets, bars, and restaurants.

King’s Cross St Pancras underground station delivers no fewer than six London tube lines, while King’s Cross mainline station has 12 platforms for local, suburban and national travel.

St Pancras International, as well as national destinations to the midlands, also takes you to the centre of Paris or Brussels in a couple of hours. The 200mph German ‘ICE’ service will put Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne and Amsterdam within five hours journey time (expected 2016).

Euston Station, a short walk away, gives you instant access to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. Ten other mainline railway stations in London are all easily reached from King’s Cross.

Then there are London’s five international airports – some of the busiest in the world – all accessible within an hour.

Sitting in the heart of all this is Four Pancras Square. Not just the right place, not just the right time, but the right connections too. Sometimes the future is closer than you think.

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* Connection times will be considerably reduced with the introduction of the high speed ‘ICE’ train services.

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A LITTLE SPACE IN THE CITY

The open spaces at King’s Cross involve play and relaxation, public art and horticulture – the chance for delight and surprise and a place for people.

A LITTLE SPACE IN THE CITY

London is a busy city. There’s no doubt about it. But the developers behind the rejuvenation of King’s Cross are committed to making it not only a focal point of commerce but also of culture and great public spaces.

Today, the popularity of King’s Cross owes much to the success of the new public spaces, the colourful heritage and vibrant community spirit that are reflected in the series of events that are making King’s Cross a focus for art, music and street theatre. During 2014, the public spaces came alive to the sounds and rhythms of world-class

musicians, emerging artists, family festivals and pop-up shows. With a year-round programme of activities, King’s Cross continues to attract crowds of people to interact with this dynamic and evolving location.

No less than 40% of the King’s Cross estate is given over to public space. That’s 26 acres of squares, parks, beautifully laid out streets, canalside walks and pedestrian friendly boulevards.

The King’s Cross estate reflects London in all its complexity. It is an accessible, inclusive and a vibrant part of the city.

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King’s Cross – a place where lives are lived,
memories are formed and experiences enjoyed.

Holi day Dishoom brought the technicoloured, fun-filled Indian celebration to King’s Cross with its third annual party.

Good for business

Internationally recognised names in industry, design,
science and transport have chosen King’s Cross. It is not a
coincidence that King’s Cross is a magnet for forward-thinking
organisations from across the globe.

Good for business

It’s difficult to think of a more diverse area in a capital city than King’s Cross. The biggest names in international business are already at, or heading to, King’s Cross. It’s where fine art meets fine judgment. Where philanthropy meets philosophy. And where everyone benefits from the mix.

Google has secured all of Six Pancras Square for its UK headquarters while its 1 million sq ft bespoke building is built nearby.

International brand ambassadors Havas have secured the whole of Three Pancras Square for a new 165,000 sq ft British flagship. Their Rollerbabies advert for Evian became recognised officially as

the planet’s most watched viral video. Other Havas clients include Amnesty International, IKEA, Dulux and Durex.

The world’s most sought after luggage label Louis Vuitton packed its elegantly monogrammed trunks and switched the LVMH UK hub from Bond Street to One Pancras Square.

Auto Trader, at Two Pancras Square, is hard to beat for sheer internet presence, fielding 11 million web visits every month, more than the entire population of Sweden. Elsewhere in the Square, PRS for Music, New Day, Vistaprint, CSC and The Office Group are already in residence.

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