Design & Real Estate

Smart Planning

The Kings Cross Development in chic West London is one of the most ambitious projects the city has seen in years — and London is hardly a development-shy town.

In its finished form, Kings Cross will include around 2,000 homes and apartments — from luxury penthouses to a wide range of affordable options for working-class families. The district will be powered by its own sustainably-minded, super-efficient Energy Centre. Recently, Building J was launched with a gorgeous terracotta-tiled façade, hosting 143 apartments, many of which feature panoramic views of the city in an undeniably choice location. Building J includes a number of green-minded elements including solar-shading panels and a brown roof. The development looks likely to be a blueprint for future urban innovations;