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Thomas Heatherwick has revealed new plans of Coal Drops Yard for the King’s Cross

United Kingdom Architecture News - Oct 28, 2015 - 16:10   4465 views

new visual of Coal Drops Yard, London. image © MIR

Heatherwick Studio transforms the former coal drop buildings at King’s Cross into London's most exciting new shopping, bar and restaurant destination. The new transformation project is called ''Coal Drops Yard'' and the studio has announced that Coal Drops Yard is a project that will secure the long-term future of the historic Coal Drops buildings in King’s Cross, London, which were built in the 1850s to receive freight arriving from the north of England by train. Later they were used for warehousing and light industry, and finally fell out of use in the last century. The proposals will establish Coal Drops Yard as a public space and retail destination, with 100,000 square feet of shopping, eating and drinking, and events space.

image courtesy of King's Cross

The Coal Drops will include ''the cobbled streets'' and ''Victorian brick arches'' housing quirky boutiques, restaurants, galleries, music venues and bars. Shops and cafés will spill out onto the streets and public spaces here. Free from traffic, the area will be buzzing with street life, food stalls and more, mentioned in KCDP. Heatherwicks' design respects the existing industrial heritage of King's Cross but will be elaborated and transformed with a contemporary look by protecting Victorian architecture as it has been. 

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