Lunson Mitchenall continues its work on the globally recognised King’s Cross development as planning permission is secured for the latest retail element of the scheme – Coal Drops Yard. Set to become a unique new shopping destination, the space will house boutiques, restaurants, galleries, music venues and bars and will join the impressive existing line up in the area.
Peter Courtney, Head of London at Lunson Mitchenall said: “We want to create a retail space which is very different and which includes debuts by overseas retailers and bespoke formats serving the local residential and business community.”
The proposals will establish Coal Drops Yard as a retail destination, with close to 100,000 sq ft of shopping, eating and drinking, and events space. Free from traffic, the area will be buzzing with street life, food stalls and more.
King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, the developer behind the scheme, has submitted plans for the development to bring it back to life with a design from Heatherwick Studio that brings together the industrial heritage with exciting contemporary design. Heatherwick Studio is recognised for its work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, design and strategic thinking. It is the mastermind behind designs such as the Garden Bridge and the Bombay Sapphire Distillery.