Greening For Gasholder No. 8

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Greening For Gasholder No. 8

By John Sturrock
Camley Street Natural Park is set to get a new, nature-ist neighbour. A competition to transform and landscape the area in and around Gasholder No. 8, on the site of the Pancras Gasworks at Goodsway, is out to tender.

Gasholder no.8 will be the centrepiece of an "enchanting" new public events space and park and reestablish it as a local landmark and enduring reminder of industrial times gone by. Currently sitting to the south of the canal, the 25m-high, circular structure will be taken off-site for restoration before being re-erected on the northern side of the Regent’s Canal overlooking Camley Street Natural Park and St Pancras Basin.

A trio of Victorian gasholder frames that are on English Heritage's at risk register were dismantled in 2006 and are currently storage. Happily, they will be return to Kings Cross to be incorporated around the new development of flats.

The competition closes on Friday 7 August, full details are available online.

Last Updated 03 August 2009