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Camden resolves to approve Kings Cross Central office plans

Out-Law News | 26 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm |

Camden Council has resolved to approve developer Argent's detailed proposals for a new office building in London's Kings Cross, according to a report in the Estates Gazette .

Under the proposed scheme, an 11-storey office building, named Three Pancras Square, will be built on 2,656 square metres of vacant land to the west of Kings Boulevard, between Kings Cross Station and Regent's Canal.

The upper ten storeys of the stone and glass building will contain 19,038 sq m of offices, with the ground floor providing 1,401 sq m of flexible retail space for shopping and food and drink uses under the plans.

Car and cycle parking, refuse and servicing facilities will be located on two basement levels, with 174 cycle spaces and four car parking spaces proposed.

The building forms part of the 260,000 sq m Kings Cross Central development on former railway land to the north of Kings Cross Station. Outline planning permission was granted for the comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment of the wider site in December 2006.

The detailed proposals were on the agenda for discussion at a meeting of the Council's development control committee last week, having been recommended for approval in a planning officer's report.

“We wanted to create an attractive and accessible work place, in a building that does justice to its surroundings," said Nick Searle, partner at Argent, according to the Estates Gazette. "Three Pancras Square is the next piece of the Pancras Square puzzle and sits in close proximity to the Regent’s Canal and some of the area’s most striking heritage features.”