Author Archives: Robert Milne

What should happen to the Forum?

Should the Forum disband? If so, should any of its activity continue? These are the questions for the next meeting of the King’s Cross Development Forum (on 13 December). Members of the Steering Committee are intending to stand down. The activity … Continue reading

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The new details of the plans for the Google Zone

At its meeting on 11 May the Forum heard about the detailed plans for Zone A of King’s Cross Central (along the railway lines to the south of Goods Way). The buildings to be occupied by up to 10,000 Google employees … Continue reading

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Plans for the Google Zone and public spaces

At its next meeting, on 11 May, the Forum will hear from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Heatherwick Studio and Argent about the plans for the Google office next to the railway. BIG and Heatherwick Studio are also designing the Google … Continue reading

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The future of the gyratory, both sooner and later

At the meeting of the Forum on 22 November, Lisa Young of Transport for London outlined the main conclusions from the consultation on the initial proposals for eliminating the gyratory and returning roads to two way working. The members of … Continue reading

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Comments on the plans for the Sports Hall

At its meeting on 5 July the Forum heard from the architects Bennetts Associates about the plans for the Sports Hall. The architects wanted to make a bold civic statement but could not be grandiloquent, because the railway tunnels ran … Continue reading

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