W Zone, featuring three mixed-use buildings and ecology gardens, now has the full go-ahead,
The W Zone, located off York Way and Randell’s Road in London's Kings Cross, will comprise three mixed-use buildings, known as W1, W2 and W3, positioned around a central podium garden. The site masterplan, developed by David Morley Architects, includes a mixture of residential, across a range of tenures, as well as leisure space, plus a managed ecology garden with a focus on education and community engagement, to be known as the Habitat Zone.
Buildings W1 and W2, which together include 218 residential units, have been designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and David Morley Architects. The buildings were granted reserved matters planning approval in June 2016, with small amends recently approved by Islington Council on 5 March 2019. The recent amends to Buildings W1 and W2 were made with the intention of increasing and improving the shared residential facilities within the development, while the number of homes remains the same as the original planning permission.
W3, designed by Haptic Architects is set to be a leisure focussed building, featuring a gym, nursery and café.
George Wilson, Associate from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios commented: “King’s Cross W Zone presents a fantastic opportunity to establish a new residential community centred around high-quality public space, communal amenities and community facilities, creating a unique place to live within central London. We are delighted that W Zone has been fully approved and can now be realised.”
The W Zone is set to complete in 2022, and operators for the Habitat Zone and leisure facilities will be announced in the due course.