Kings Cross regeneration - all change
Guided Tour | King's Cross Station
Wednesday 11 May 2016 - 10:30 until 13:00
A guided walk led by Diana Kelsey. Kings Cross, which for so long had been thought as one of London’s seediest areas is now witnessing a rebirth, with the redevelopment of 67 acres of derelict railway grounds and the upgrading of Kings Cross Station. One of Britain’s largest inner-city regeneration projects is now taking shape with many new buildings completed and imaginative landscaping slowly ‘greening’ the area. It is an imaginative mixed-use scheme with the converted Granary, now home to University of the Arts Central St Martins, at its heart. It now sports an outdoor swimming pond and a skip garden and has become one of the most exciting regeneration projects in Europe attracting major institutions such as Google, BNP Paribas, Louis Vuitton, and the Aga Khan institute, and the sign that that the area has arrived... a Waitrose housing a cookery school, and a garden designed by Dan Pearson!
Meet 10.30am in front of Kings Cross Station (Euston Road side) by the Henry Moore Sculpture.
This event has been organised by the Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.