Plans submitted for 121-home Camley Street residential scheme

Out-Law News | 16 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm |

Developer Gateway Evolution has submitted plans to Camden Council for the redevelopment of a postal distribution centre near London's Kings Cross Station into a residential development of 121 flats.

The site, at 101 Camley Street, currently consists of a warehouse, storage, parking and loading bays for a postal distribution centre. Proposals include the demolition of the existing building and its replacement with 121 new flats in two blocks ranging from four to 11 storeys in height, located between Regent's Canal and Camley Street to the north and Granary Street to the south.

Of the 121 proposed new homes, 30% will be affordable and 39 will be 'family homes' of three or four bedrooms.

Flexible commercial floorspace measuring 1,900 square metres is proposed under the scheme and 3,856 sq m of amenity space will be provided in the form of private balconies, roof gardens, public spaces, event rooms and children's playspace.

The site is being developed in tandem with the neighbouring 102 Camley Street site, which will be subject to a separate planning application. On a website for the two schemes, the developer said: "These proposals represent an opportunity to redevelop the under-utilised and visually unattractive sites to support the regeneration of the Camley Street area, improve the links to King’s Cross and adjoining areas and provide much enhanced publicly accessible amenity spaces."