Granary Square Opens In King's Cross

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Granary Square Opens In King's Cross
Art student already putting the square to arty use.
Art student already putting the square to arty use.
Looking east towards Kings Place.
Looking east towards Kings Place.
The Granary Building in its new landscaping.
The Granary Building in its new landscaping.
Splish splash.
Splish splash.
Poetry embedded in the ground.
Poetry embedded in the ground.
The wide steps lead down to Regent's Canal.
The wide steps lead down to Regent's Canal.

Students at Central St Martin's behind King's Cross station have a bit more space to stretch their legs, with the partial opening of Granary Square. The cobbled plaza, roughly the size of Trafalgar Square, stretches from the college's Granary Building down to the Regent's Canal. The scheme by Towns­­hend Landscape Architects includes a row of dancing fountains, a grove of boxy trees and a stepped terrace down to the canal. Stone benches, floodlighting and the occasional bike rack complete the scheme.

The Square offers a large open space for general mingling and lingering, but will also be used for performance events. Two pavilions at either end of the square have yet to be completed.

Ben Myring kindly sent us these images of the new square. More can be found on SkyscraperCity.

Last Updated 07 June 2012