Go-ahead for first luxury homes at new King’s Cross

A SUPER-MODERN block which will house the first flats to be sold on the open market at the new King’s Cross development has been approved by Camden Council.

Building J will have 143 luxury apartments and family sized homes on York Way overlooking the Regent’s Canal and the soon-to-be-created Handyside Park.

Work will start on the eco-friendly building in the autumn, and the first people will move in during 2013. There will also be a cycle parking space for every apartment, and a brown roof - and almost a third of the 143 homes will be family sized three or four bedroom flats.

There will be shops on the ground floor, and the pavement will be widened and trees planted to improve York Way for pedestrians.

Robert Evans from King’s Cross Central said: “We are making real progress on the first homes at King’s Cross and are thrilled that Camden Council voted unanimously to approve our detailed plans for Building J. These will be stunning, contemporary and spacious homes in a prime location with the new University of the Arts, Handyside Park, Granary Square, the Regent’s Canal, Kings Place and exceptional transport connections all on the doorstep.

“Further up York Way, we have already started building our first affordable homes and the first residents will move in next year.”

Construction has already begun on the first affordable homes in Building R4 and last month detailed plans were submitted to Camden Council for 143 affordable homes on the neighbouring plot R5.