An eight-storey block is planned on a disused industrial site next to homes near King’s Cross station.

Real estate investment firm Delancey has applied to Islington Council to turn the site at 176-178 in York Way into laboratory and office space for life sciences and technology jobs.

The former low-rise industrial area is close to existing homes near King’s Cross station, and directly next to a plot in Randell’s Road earmarked for new housing.

Developer Delancey claims the new building will bring 1,000 new jobs to the area and contribute £68 million to the Islington economy.

Standing eight storeys tall, the building will sit close to high-rise buildings that have sprung up around the train station in recent years.

Plans claim that new green spaces, street lighting and clearer routes for cyclists and pedestrians will be created alongside the new building.

Nathan Watt, development director at Delancey, said: “We’ve listened carefully to the needs of residents when developing these proposals.

“We know that people living and working in the area want a safer, greener place to visit and enjoy.

"We’ll deliver this, as well as creating benefits for the borough that will improve the quality of life of Islington residents.”

Full details of the plans can be found at Islington Council's planning portal under reference P2024/0844/FUL.

Comments on the application can be made until May 12. 

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