Creative Reuse at King’s Cross Coal Drops Yard

The headline story:

“Coal Drops Yard, the new King’s Cross shopping district, opens on 26 October. Parties and happenings will kick off on 1 November with a four-day event series to celebrate the first wave of stores to open”

is not usually the kind of news which we reproduce here. But the publicity does include a proper regard to the history and it’s an interesting one.

To get through the fluff start here:  https://www.coaldropsyard.com/history-of-coal-drops-yard/

On that page there is a link to a pdf of six essays giving much more:  https://www.coaldropsyard.com/media/Coal-Drops-Yard-stories.pdf

That document references Guy Thompson and Rebecca Haslam’s book: ‘An Immense and Exceedingly Commodious Goods Station’ winner of the AIA 2017 Archaeological Report Award, available at all good booksellers!

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