The McBains development monitoring team made a group visit to the Coal Drops Yards site within the Kings Cross regeneration area during the summer.
As the name suggests, Coal Drops Yard was originally used for receiving, sorting and storing coal but is now set to become a new retail and leisure destination.
The site’s buildings, constructed in the 1850s, will now house around 8,800 square metres of restaurants, shops, cafes and bars.
The buildings that make up Coal Drops Yard, including the Wharf Road arches and the Eastern Coal Drops and Western Coal Drops buildings, have all been restored and altered, with an additional upper level created by the addition of a new roof structure spanning the two coal drops buildings.
The striking new roof (visible in the background of the photo below) consists of two twisting ribbon trusses, formed by circular hollow section steel, radiating from each coal depot and connecting the two buildings at a 25-metre high ‘kissing point’ above the yard.
McBains has been providing project monitoring services to RBS and Santander since the start of the project in April 2016 and will continue to do so until practical completion is achieved by the end of September 2018.
The scheme’s retail units have already begun to be handed over to tenants to complete their fit-out work in time for the Christmas period.
For more information please contact Eduardo Sanz at [email protected] or on 020 7786 7900.
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