Sector Housing, private
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Design
Product manufacture
Product supply
Year completed 2017
Project location London
Client King's Cross Central Limited Partnership
Consultant Wilkinsons Eyre
Contractor Carillion
Products used Bespoke concrete benches and planters
 
 

Context

The three Grade II listed cast iron gasholders near Kings Cross have been developed as part of the regeneration of the area and are a distinctive feature in the locality.

Work undertaken

Urbastyle manufactured and supplied bespoke concrete benches and planters for the Gasholders project. The dark concrete benches and planters were created in a contemporary, industrial style and create a striking feature in the inner atrium of the buildings.

Outcome

The project won a RIBA national Award 2018. The awards were presented to 49 projects across the UK that are recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

The RIBA Judges described the scheme as a “successful marrying of old with new, sensitively handling the needs of 21st-century living while celebrating the most beautiful industrial structures in the renaissance of King’s Cross: the triplet of Grade II-listed cast-iron gasholders."


Context

The three Grade II listed cast iron gasholders near Kings Cross have been developed as part of the regeneration of the area and are a distinctive feature in the locality.

Work undertaken

Urbastyle manufactured and supplied bespoke concrete benches and planters for the Gasholders project. The dark concrete benches and planters were created in a contemporary, industrial style and create a striking feature in the inner atrium of the buildings.

Outcome

The project won a RIBA national Award 2018. The awards were presented to 49 projects across the UK that are recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

The RIBA Judges described the scheme as a “successful marrying of old with new, sensitively handling the needs of 21st-century living while celebrating the most beautiful industrial structures in the renaissance of King’s Cross: the triplet of Grade II-listed cast-iron gasholders."