Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Crystal Black, Royal White, SPI granite paving, bespoke benches using Crystal Black
The King’s Cross Redevelopment Programme - which transformed the neglected environment of the station into a new public space - included a 7000m² square to the front. This completed the renovation scheme and provided an orientation and meeting space, as well as two tree-shaded seating areas. Bands of dark and light granite were used to visually link the square to Cubitt’s 1852 station facade.
Hardscape supplied hard landscaping materials including Crystal Black granite, SPI granite paving and Royal White granite kerbs for the external square. Crystal Black granite was also used for cladding and copings to the rotunda, structures, vents and bespoke benches.
King’s Cross Square has had a big impact on the capital and hugely enhanced the public experience of this city centre railway station.
The development around King’s Cross station was officially opened in September 2013 by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who also laid one of the final paving stones on King’s Cross Square.