Final King’s Cross masterplan building approved

19th July 2023 | Jack Oliver

Proposals for the redevelopment of a building in London’s King’s Cross to create a mixed-use property have been given the go-ahead by the London Borough of Camden.

Property developer Related Argent’s proposals for Building F1 will see the creation of over 54,000 sq ft of commercial space, as well as flexible retail units and public realm space.

This marks a step towards the completion of the Kings Cross masterplan, with the outline planning permission for the project having been granted 17 years ago.

The current site has been let to a number of occupiers over the years, including Shrimpy’s restaurant, the Gasholders London sales and marketing suite, a Chapel Down bar and restaurant, and most recently, Gas Station by Barworks.

F1 is set to be the 50th building delivered on the King’s Cross estate. Related Argent has said it estimates that 42,000 people will be living, working, and studying at King’s Cross.

The area is home to some global giants including Meta, AstraZeneca, Google, and Nike. Around 100 shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as 1,750 homes and 10 public spaces are found at the estate.

Designed by Lee Wilson Architecture, the building sits at the intersection between York Way and Goods Way along the Regent’s Canal.

In addition to office and food & beverage space, Building F1 will also have terraces at each floor level as well as a cycle store with lockers and shower facilities. Landscaping along Goods Way and a new canal path with planting and seating will also be constructed.

Robert Evans, CEO of King’s Cross and partner of Argent and Related Argent, said: “The unanimous approval of our plans for Building F1 marks an amazing milestone for King’s Cross. Over 17 years, eight million square feet of built development and 12 hectares of public realm have been approved. Securing permission for this final mixed-use building represents yet another vote of confidence in the estate, its success so far and its future ambitions.

“There is an unequivocal need for mixed-use spaces like this to respond dynamically and flexibly to changing demand. Building F1 demonstrates our continued ambition to deliver extraordinary places for everyone.”

The site of the proposals in August 2022, with Gas Station visible in the centre / Google Maps


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