Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross

RIBA Regional Awards 2014: London

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross
Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross · Credit: Tim Crocker

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross
Maccreanor Lavington for King’s Cross Central Partnership
GIA 13,854m2

When this development arrived, the King’s Cross megaproject started to seem serious. It’s a well-detailed residential scheme falling into two sections with differing but complementary architectural treatments. Rising to 16 storeys at its highest, Saxon Court is a mixed-tenure block with balconies while Roseberry Mansions contains 40 flats for the elderly, with a first-floor communal area and a colour scheme that identifies each floor. ‘This is a very serious and considered piece of architecture that takes this building typology to a different level,’ remarked the judges.

  • Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross
    Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross · Credit: John Sturrock
  • Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross
    Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross · Credit: Tim Crocker