McAslan celebrate Kings Cross concourse completion
March 14 2012
The Western Concourse, a 7,500sq/m public space, is now Europe’s largest single span station structure and has been fast tracked to cater for a flood of visitors expected for this year’s Olympics.
It is one of many different elements have informed the project, the most visible of which is the principle grade 1 listed façade – which has been concealed behind an ill-conceived canopy since the seventies.
Centrepiece of the station however remains the barrel vaulted terminus made famous in the Harry Potter films which is being sensitively restored – alongside a commemoration of platform 9 and 3/4.
John McAslan said: “The transformation of King's Cross station represents a compelling piece of place-making for London. The show-piece is clearly the Western Concourse - Europe’s largest single span station structure and the heart of the development, but the overall project is far more complex: an extraordinary, collaborative effort that has delivered an internationally significant transport interchange, fit for the 21st century and beyond.”
The concourse will officially open on Monday.
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