Gasholders London, located at the heart of King’s Cross, have launched 145 distinctive apartments and penthouses, with prices starting from £725,000.
Designed by two-time Stirling Prize winners WilkinsonEyre, a combination of one, two and three bedroom residences have been built within a refurbished triplet of Grade II-listed, cast iron gasholder guide frames.
The scheme offers the chance to live in a landmark residence, immersed in heritage, with the ease and comfort of a custom designed modern space. It provides residents with access to a private gym and spa, a business lounge and an entertainment suite with screening room, games room, private dining room and private rooftop gardens.
Jonathan Tuckey Design is responsible for the interior architecture of the apartments, responding to both the 19th century industrial structures and WilkinsonEyre’s dramatic, contemporary architectural insertions. Coupled with the neighbouring Gasholders Park, Gasholders London is a dynamic juxtaposition between old and new, offering unique spaces for both residents and visitors to the area to enjoy.
Located beside the historic Regent’s Canal, the triplet of cast iron gasholder guide frames have long been unique landmarks for visitors to King’s Cross. WikinsonEyre has carefully and considerately balanced functionality and modernisation with the industrial character of the gasholders. Retaining its industrial aesthetic the gasholders guide frames, and their 123 columns which date back to the 1860s, have been painstakingly restored by hand at specialist engineering works in Shepley, Yorkshire, North England.
Each residential building is independently supported and is set back from the guide structures. Celebrating craftsmanship their concept has created an equilibrium between the refurbished triplet of Grade II-listed cast iron gasholder guide frames and contemporary architecture that is deserving of such a unique heritage.
The imaginative design and circular nature of the gasholders results in apartments that are laid out to take advantage of natural daylight and expansive views – while the central atriums bring light into the heart of the structures. Jonathan Tuckey Design, which is responsible for the interiors of the apartments, has been able to balance both the industrial the feel of the structures and WilkinsonEyre’s contemporary insertions. Bold, comfortable and elegantly masculine the studio draws from building context, art and fashion to create a refined, sophisticated, welcoming and effortless scheme.
Landscape designs for the residents’ roof garden, central courtyard and planted atriums have been created by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold-medal winning landscape architecture practice, Dan Pearson Studio. The diverse mix of herbaceous perennials, architectural grasses and bulbs mimics the mood of a meow and offers year-round interest from vivid colours to striking seed head.
Located in the heart of King’s Cross, Gasholders London is located in one of the capital’s best connected areas for local and international travel, with the world’s tops schools on its doorstep. The adjacent Heatherwick Studio-designed 100,000 sq ft shopping and restaurant district, Coal Drops Yard, is a first for London and sees an innovative retail experience arrive in the heart of King’s Cross. Home to over 50 stores, restaurants and cafes the project brings together a neighbourhood of the best names in fashion, food and beyond in what is an imaginative repurposing of the area’s Victorian heritage.