Architect: Tigg Coll Architects
Designed by Tigg Coll Architects, the project includes the refurbishment of 15,000sqft of social spaces throughout the high end student accommodation. The new designs deliver a new communal and more inclusive reception space, private and communal study and social areas, a new gym, fitness studio, dual lecture spaces and ancillary office facilities.
The concept for the refurbishment was taken from the contextual history and local character of the area, drawing on the Industrial heritage and language of the iconic Kings Cross station. The main arrival hall has been stripped back to reveal the original concrete and steel structure and metal deck, layered with a rich material palette, including timber soffits, bespoke metalwork, lighting and joinery, and mosaic tiles.
Engenuiti provided structural and civil engineering.
Photography credit: Andy Matthews