King's Cross P2

London, King's Cross. 2021

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2021
  • Clients: King’s Cross Central Partnership

King's Cross P2 is a key piece of the King’s Cross Central masterplan, designed to complete a key area of the developing neighbourhood and to complement the existing public realm. Acting as a backdrop to the public Lewis Cubitt Square, Building P2 is a mixed-use, office-led development, including retail and a 600-seat theatre within the universal building frame. Designed as a building with a defined base, middle and crown, the upper floors of the building are set back from the lower section to reduce the overall mass of the building, respect contextual relationships and create a series of generous planted terraces at the building’s fifth floor. A deep façade of honed, pre-cast concrete elements creates an elevational grid directly influenced by key geometries of the surrounding context. Variation within the façade system is achieved by reinforcing the vertical elements to the lower section of the building, and the horizontal elements on the set-back floors that form the upper section. Internally, a steel frame supports pre-cast floor slabs that create visual continuity with the external pre-cast concrete ledges. Large floorplates of generous height create flexible working environments and are connected by characterful common parts that are defined through a strategic use of robust linings and exposed concrete elements.

On site at King’s Cross P2

15/01/2019

On site at King’s Cross P2

Excavation and piling works have begun on site at King’s Cross P2, marking the start of construction of the 12-storey mixed use scheme in King’s Cross. Due to complete in early 2021, the office-led scheme will be home to one of three new office bases for Facebook, and also features a 600 seat theatre and flexible retail units at ground floor.

 



 

Planning approval for King’s Cross P2

17/08/2018

Planning approval for King’s Cross P2

Planning permission has been granted for King’s Cross P2, a key piece of the emerging King’s Cross Central masterplan for King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership. Acting as a backdrop to the newly-completed Lewis Cubitt Square, the mixed-use building includes nine floors of office space - one of three new office bases for Facebook - with a large flexible retail unit at street level. The mix of uses is completed by a 600-seat theatre with an auditorium capable of a variety of staging configurations to create a visible and vibrant cultural attraction.
 




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