At the next meeting of the Forum, on 30 September, first Robert Evans of Argent and Councillor Siân Berry will give their views of the obligations on Argent to provide affordable and social housing. Then Ben Addy of Moxon Architects will present the plans for the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the Camley Street Natural Park and the Regent’s Canal.
The meeting is from 7:00 to 9:00 on Wednesday 30 September in Committee Room 1 of Camden Town Hall. All are welcome to this (and every other) meeting of the Forum.
At the meeting on 8 July Heatherwick Studio outlined the aim for the Coal Drops, which formerly served for shifting coal from trains to carts (as illustrated in the two sections alongside). The hope is to transform the site into a shopping centre unlike any other in London, with varied shops, while preserving some of the industrial feel of the original buildings and the corresponding viaducts.
However, the site might become might be too expensive for small craft and design workshops, and the accommodation would be enlarged to incorporate a large single floor store. This large single floor would cover an area between the two buildings, rising up from those buildings in a curved form foreign to functional industrial design. You can read some of the comments about it in the minutes of the meeting.
The next meeting is at 7:00 on Wednesday 30 September in Committee Room 1 of Camden Town Hall. All are welcome to that (and every other) meeting of the Forum.
At its next meeting, on 8 July, the Forum will hear from Heatherwick Studio and Argent about the intentions for the Coal Drops. Heatherwick Studio is also designing the Google headquarters in Mountain View (which is extraordinary in a much larger space than Paddington Basin, shown alongside) and, of course, the Garden Bridge.
The meeting is at 7:00 on Wednesday 8 July in Committee Room 1 of Camden Town Hall. All are welcome to this (and every other) meeting of the Forum.
At the meeting on 10 June Councillor Siân Berry provided a perspective on the changed intentions for social and affordable housing in King’s Cross Central, as apparently agreed behind closed doors between Camden Council (both members and officers) and Argent. Councillor Phil Jones, who is responsible for housing within Camden Council, had been invited to the meeting but was ultimately unable to come.
Some weeks ago Michael Edwards wrote a full account of the matter, including how it is seen by Phil Jones. The outline by Siân Berry, summarised in the minutes of the meeting, brought the Forum up to date. There is now also a further but briefer analysis that members of the Forum are urged to read.
The picture above shows Culross Buildings, part of the housing demolished to make way for King’s Cross Central.
The next meeting, on Wednesday 8 July, will hear about the plans by Heatherwick Studio for the Coal Drops Yard.
At its next meeting, on 10 June, the Forum will discuss the cuts in the obligations on Argent to provide affordable social housing. The discussion will be started by Councillor Siân Berry, who is challenging the outcome of the negotiations with Camden Council. Some obligations in the Section 106 Agreement are summarised alongside.
The meeting is from 7:00 to 9:00 on Wednesday 10 June in Committee Room 1 of Camden Town Hall.