Close or press ESC
The Regent Quarter comprises four city blocks close to Kings Cross Station. Three blocks sit within the Borough of Islington and one block, the Lighthouse block is in Camden.
The proposals for the site creatively re-use original nineteenth century buildings to create a distinctive urban quarter echoing the area’s industrial heritage. Overall, the development provides 20,500sq.m of office space; 4,600sq.m of retail (including new restaurants/bars) and 1,300sq.m of leisure uses. The rest of the scheme includes a hotel, a fitness centre, an art gallery and 138 residential apartments.
Some of the original buildings on-site were listed and the entire development area lay within a Conservation Area. A masterplan was prepared to lead the redevelopment and create a distinctive character with a variety of architecture, adapted from the local historic context. The completed development successfully combines the preservation of the existing industrial buildings with new, high quality development, public art and attention to architectural detail.
Substantial challenges include: shallow rail lines, listed buildings, and keen local community involvement.
Client: P&O Holdings Ltd
LPA: LB Islington and LB Camden
Architect: RHWL / Rolfe Judd Architecture