Public Benefits

This exciting project in King’s Cross could provide a range of environmental, social and economic benefits for the local community. This includes:


Whole life carbon approach

A sustainable building designed to use renewable energy

Significantly improved public realm with new planting

Removal of tube entrance boxes

New step-free King’s Cross entrance

Biophilic design and use of natural and recycled materials where possible, potentially including materials from the existing building

Sustainable transport options

Ambitious environmental credentials for the building targeting BREEAM, WELL and LEED benchmarking

Urban greening


Affordable housing at Acorn House

Affordable workspace at Acorn House

Publicly accessible ground floor including event, meeting, exhibition and education spaces as well as a café at Belgrove House

Public access to lower ground auditorium space at Belgrove House

We are also in ongoing discussions with local groups including Camden Giving, the Knowledge Quarter, the Young Camden Foundation and STEAM as to how we can work with them going forward.


Bringing over 1,000 new jobs across office, retail, event space and life-sciences, along with over 1,000 jobs related to the construction

Opportunities for employment and training initiatives for young people

Provision of construction training opportunities for local residents

Provision of construction apprenticeships

Opportunity for apprenticeships and work placements in the life sciences industry