King’s Cross Square plans approved by Camden Council

Plans for a landmark public square in front of King’s Cross Station have been given the go-ahead by Camden Council.

The space will occupy more than 7,000 square metres in front of the iconic station, and will be 50 per cent bigger than Leicester Square.

Work will also unveil the front of the Victorian Grade I listed building for the first time in 150 years.

The square will have outdoor seating areas as well as space for art installations.

The move, which is the culmination of a four year design programme, got the green light from Camden Council on Thursday last week (January 12).

Ian Fry, Network Rail’s programme director at King’s Cross, said: “The station is at the heart of the regeneration of the King’s Cross area and it is great news for passengers, businesses and the community that the plans have been approved to create a new, public open space as part of it.

“The new public square and unveiled Grade I listed Lewis Cubbitt station fa�ade will be the ideal complement to the new concourse, which opens in the spring, and together will help transform King’s Cross station into a world-class public transport hub.

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“We are grateful for the ongoing support we’ve received throughout the station redevelopment and will continue to work closely with our partners, the local authority and community to deliver the remaining work with the least possible disruption.”