Development expected to be complete by autumn 2022
Alison Brooks Architects has revealed proposals for a housing scheme in King’s Cross featuring two brick-clad towers of 15 and 11 storeys and distinctive arched windows.
The practice also designed the vaulted interiors, where materials include polished concrete, aged brass and dark oak. Conran & Partners was responsible for interior design, while Pocket Living will manage 60 of the flats.
Named Cadence after the rhythm of the fenestration, the 103-home development will fill a plot at the top of Lewis Cubitt Park, close to Thomas Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard.
This end of the park was home to a temporary swimming pond designed by Dutch architects Ooze in 2015.
The scheme involves two towers flanking a low-rise third building called The Crown with a central courtyard housing a water feature.
The towers will include panoramic corner apartments, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.
Practice founder Alison Brooks said the building would become an “urban sentinel”. “It’s about architecture with character,” she added. ”We’ve created a new language of brick arches and vaulted spaces that echo the exuberant architecture of King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.
“It will reveal itself slowly as you move around and through it. In detail it will be experienced as a beautiful journey home. All of these elements work together to create a picturesque sequence to celebrate living in King’s Cross.”
Developer Argent said construction of the flats, which are a mix of studios and one- to three-beds, should be completed by autumn 2022. Prices start at £585,000.