RIBA Regional Awards 2014: London
Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions, King's Cross
Maccreanor Lavington for King’s Cross Central Partnership
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.