Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross

Two dramatic twisted ‘kissing roofs’, create a seductive, dramatic space

Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross.
Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross. Credit: Hufton+Crow

London RIBA Regional Award 2019

Heatherwick Studio for King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership
Contract value: Undisclosed
GIA: 10,000m²

The relatively modest grade II listed coal drop building and its non-listed neighbour have been sensitively refurbished, reflecting the industrial heritage of the site, and the needs of its current users, with a mix of shops, restaurants and bars. They are topped off by two dramatic twisted ‘kissing roofs’, creating a seductive, dramatic space above the smaller retail units. The character of the historic buildings and their setting have been brought back to life through sensitive adaptation and clever reuse for the 21st century, while retaining their industrial feel and vestiges of the past.

  • Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross.
    Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross. Credit: Hufton+Crow
  • Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross.
    Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross. Credit: Hufton+Crow
  • Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross.
    Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross. Credit: Hufton+Crow
  • Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross.
    Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross. Credit: Hufton+Crow
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