One of London’s newest and certainly most unique multi-storey residences are on the market in Kings Cross. Located at the N1C postcode at 67-acre King’s Cross Central, The Gasholders has been refurbished with the contemporary interior designed by Jonathan Tuckey and architects Wilkinson Eyre. Residential floor plans feature penthouses with staircases providing access to a private roof garden.
Constructed in 1867, these three cylindrical structures were also called the Siamese Triplets because of the way they were connected to a central spine.
The developer describes the design as: ‘Jonathan Tuckey Design has used ‘industrial refinement’ as a basis for the interiors, making intelligent use of space in apartments ranging in size from studio to penthouse. ‘
The Regents Canal has been popular with offices and restaurants in Granary Square and Kings Place Art Centre. One major feature is the transport hub for national trains at the King’s Cross station and the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancreas.
Floorplans and Views
The three Grade II-listed repurposed Gasholders will have 145 apartments and penthouses ranging in floorplans of 449 to 3,050 square feet. Knight Frank has listings ranging from £810,000 to £3,525,000.
Each of the three gas holders will have different heights as they did depending on the amount of gas they held as a reminder of their original purpose.
Plans for the Gasholders interiors are referenced in the property brochure to be comprised of ‘… three profoundly dramatic cylindrical spaces that provide an almost theatrical entrance to the apartments themselves. The circular galleries on each level, punctuated by timber apartment entrance doors and decorative brass louvres, have engaging look out spaces from which to admire the sunlight streaming through into the grand internal spaces.’
Green spaces throughout the King’s Cross development will provide lift access to the private garden on the roof on Gasholder 12, featuring a formal area for guests and residents to quietly unwind for the day. The space has a contemporary feel with a mixture of herbaceous perennials, grasses and bulbs. A central courtyard and reflective pool will be ‘…open to the elements and gives residents an extraordinary space to enjoy the ever-changing light from above and shadows cast by the historic structures that enfold their residences; it is a moment of calm in central London.’
The first floor will provide a tranquil environment with the atrium and its design mixture of stone, timber, and marble mosaics for the resident’s gym and spa services available between 6am and 10pm – For residents this amenity is described as: ‘The bright and spacious gym is fully equipped with the latest cardio machines, television, separate free weight and stretching areas. Adjacent to the gym is a small bookable studio providing the opportunity to arrange private exercise and classes or massages, therapies and beauty treatments from your own favoured specialists or from a list of recommendations provided by the concierge.’
Another provided service will be the business lounge providing a conference area, private and public spaces. It has been designed to be enjoyed as a ‘sophisticated international lounge club’ with current periodicals along with areas for laptops and printers and large screen televisions for groups to follow news and sporting events. The meeting room will have presentation screens and conference phone equipment when booked for private use.
On the first floor above the business lounge is a residents entertainment suite with rooms including a 14 person private screening room with a reception area, a private dining area for 14 guests with a kitchen and cloakroom facilities.
The roof gardens and upper floors for residents offer panoramic views of Canary Wharf to St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, the London Eye and the BT Tower.
By Kevin Murphy: www.kevinmurphy.london