Carmody Groarke create the King’s Cross Filling Station

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King's Cross Filling Station  Image: Extrude Media


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King's Cross is an area in London that has been going through great changes.  King's Cross has been working with Carmody Groarke on their latest project at the 67-acre development.  An architectural identity has been created for the King's Cross Filling Station, previously a disused petrol station on a part of the site adjacent to York Way and the Regent's Canal.


The Office of Change developed a project whereby the King's Cross Filling Station will encompass a semi-permanent structure, a restaurant and social space, and an engaging cultural arts programme, re-using the existing building and canopy forecourt.  The restaurant is set to open 24 May, and the forecourt in mid-June, while the cultural arts programme will commence towards the end of June.

Kevin Carmody of Carmody Groarke says of their latest project: "Through creative re-use and adaptation of the existing canal-side structures, we have set out to create a strong 'sense of place' for this part of King

Diane Pernet

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