The King’s Cross railway station, made famous by Harry Potter and always a source of inspiration to the 50 million people who stroll through it every year. The Western Concourse is Europe’s largest single span station structure and to get it ready for the London 2012 Olympics John McAslan + Partners were asked to flex their creative muscle and create something truly memorable.
London King’s Cross Station
The transformation of King’s Cross Station involved three very different styles of architecture: re-use, restoration and new build. The train shed and range buildings have been adapted and re-used, the station’s previously obscured Grade I listed façade has been precisely restored, and a new, highly expressive Western Concourse has been designed as a centrepiece and the ‘beating heart’ of the project.
Kings Cross station is slowly becoming another iconic London landmark and acting as a key catalyst for the ongoing regeneration of this new London quarter. Although the pictures may be a little outdated I put together another post about Kings Cross a few weeks ago so make sure you give it a read.