King's Cross Gets New Road

By M@ Last edited 165 months ago
King's Cross Gets New Road

Route of the new Boulevard, by M@.

'The first major new road in London for a century is set to be car-free,' claims the Standard, who apparently have never heard of the Westway, the Limehouse Link or any of the other major roads created in London in the last century. And a 'car-free' major road? Isn't that like a 'clown-free' major circus, or a 'scandal-free' major political party?

But maybe we should get round to actually telling the story before criticising the words of others. Seems a new 'boulevard' is to open in the King's Cross development site, by the end of next year, to connect King's Cross and St Pancras stations with the northern part of the site.

The new thoroughfare will stretch to Granary Square, a sizeable new public space set to be filled with dancing fountains and reclining students from the nearby Central St Martin's College of Art and Design. The route has always been part of the plans for redeveloping the railway lands, so the only real news here is that Townshend Landscape Architects have won the contract to design the 300m stretch.

Last Updated 30 March 2010