Camden approves new council offices and leisure centre at King’s Cross

Posted on by Rob Powell

CAMDEN Council has given the green light to a mixed use building at Pancras Square which will house a new leisure centre and council offices.

The 13-storey development, which already had outline planning permission, will sit as part of a the large King’s Cross Central vision for the area around Pancras Square.

On the lower floors, the building will offer new swimming pools, a library and the council’s “contact centre”. The floors above will provide over 15,000 sqm of office space with most of it being taken by the council.

Offices will enjoy terraces overlooking Camley Natural Park and the Pancras Road.

The scheme was backed by councillors at a meeting of the Development Control Committee last week. Cllr Braithwaite described it as a “a fantastically exciting and well executed scheme.”

The council believes that the building, which they hope will achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ sustainability rating, will save them save in excess of £77m that would have been needed to refurbish and maintain existing public buildings.

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