King’s Cross is again distancing itself from it’s less than salubrious past with the arrival of Coal Drops Yard this autumn. The new Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping and lifestyle district will bring the likes of Tom Dixon, Mort & Bob’s, Paul Smith, Le Chocolat and Barrafina together along with over 50 other stores, restaurants and cafes in a reimagined set of historic buildings and arches adjacent to Granary Square and Regent’s Canal.
Established in 1850, the yard was initially set up to handle the eight million tonnes of coal that was delivered to the capital each year, later it was home to the legendary nightclubs Bagley’s and The Cross. Now however Heatherwick Studio will be interweaving the cobbled courtyards and original coal drops with ‘kissing’ rooftops and contemporary design.
It won’t just be a space for stores and retail chains, you’ll find experimental stores, pop-ups, workshops, talks, activities, events and new community spaces.
Coal Drops Yard opens on Friday, October 26th 2018 at Stable Street, N1C 4AB