In the heart of London, the King’s Cross development is achieving sustainability while protecting cultural heritage.
The 67 acre development at King’s Cross is creating a new piece of London: 50 new buildings, 1,900 new homes, 20 new streets, 10 new parks and 1 new postcode. The cultural heritage of the area was given priority during the regeneration process. Reuse of heritage buildings and programs to create affordable homes are in place in order to protect social and cultural diversity. King’s Cross includes energy-efficient buildings, with all new buildings achieving a BREEAM “Excellent” rating, green transportation, and a tree planting program.
Eighty percent of power demand comes from renewable technologies like roof-mounted wind turbines and solar panels as well as a combined heat and power (CHP) plant that is 80% efficient, compared to 30% in the conventional UK electricity supply.
Why you should care
30,000 people live, work, or study in King’s Cross, demonstrating that sustainable solutions are viable, can improve people’s lives, and are available on a massive scale in cities.