Feature Article

Open spaces begin to take shape

Fountains being installed in Granary Square - © John Sturrock

Fountains being installed in Granary Square
© John Sturrock

By October, 4,500 staff and students will be working and studying in the newly completed University of the Arts London’s campus.

Their route will take them up the Boulevard, which has been set out and the trees along the eastern edge have been planted. Work now starts on laying out the paving to create the Boulevard’s route from the stations to the centre of the site - open by the end of this September.

The junction at Copenhagen Street is complete and the new road opposite (named Goods Street in the planning application), opens to the public very shortly.

Goods Way works continue with the large elements of pipework for the various services required to deliver water, gas, electricity, communications and the hot water distribution network.

Granary Square moves forward apace. In the middle of the square, four large concrete slabs have been poured and stainless steel channels laid to receive the 1,080 individual pumps which will power the water feature. 

Below ground level to the east of the square, a pump room is being constructed where all the fountain water will be filtered and treated.

Meanwhile, to the west of the square, a large set of stone steps are being created, allowing easy access to the square from the Regent’s Canal towpath.Finally, works along Pancras Road to decommission the existing gas governor continue and the road is due to re-open to traffic by October/November this year.


Visualisation of Somers Town Street Bridge - Moxon Architects

Somers Town Bridge gets planning consent

The proposed new bridge, given the green light by Camden Council in March, will span the Regent's Canal, connecting King's Cross by the Western Coal Drops, to Camley Street and the Camley Street Natural Park beyond.


11th August 2017

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