A community of homes with unrivalled amenities - designed for rental

Author Kings Cross
Author Building CGI

A new community of 182 private rental homes around a landscaped courtyard garden in the Kings Cross area of London.

Two  of the three buildings provide 182 homes by FCBStudios and David Morley Architects with excellent shared amenities including a community centre by Haptic Architects, landscape design by fabric and a managed ecology garden by Jan Kattein.

Key Information

Sector: Residential

Client: Related Argent

Location: London

Completion: September 2023

Size: 14000sqm

a place to live, work and play in the city

The Author Building occupies 1.1 ha of former railway lands of the Kings Cross Opportunity Area within the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington.

At the north of the triangular site our building is made up of two blocks that step up in scale from 11 to 16 storeys and provide 140 market rental homes.
These sit above a generous communal amenity floor, with a private dining room, screening room, gym and co-working spaces, which spills out onto the central public garden. At lower ground floor shops and cafes front onto York Way.


Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
David Morley Architects
Haptic Architects
Jan Kattein Architects
Interior Architect
Conran and Partners
Principal Designer
David M. Eagle Ltd
Landscape Architect
Structural Engineer
Services Engineer
Hoare Lea
Infrastructure Engineer
Ars Visualis - Haptic Architects / FCBStudios