145 distinctive canalside apartments and penthouses, built within a refurbished triplet of Grade II-listed, cast-iron gasholder guide frames at the heart of King’s Cross.

A remarkable feat of contemporary design and cutting-edge engineering by renowned architects Wilkinson Eyre, working with Jonathan Tuckey Design on interiors and Dan Pearson Studio on landscaping.


Heritage

Giving a new life to the Grade-II listed structures demanded the expertise of a team at Shepley Engineers, where they were brought back to life.

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As up to 40 layers of paint were delicately removed, the different phases of the gasholders’ life were revealed.

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Heritage

Giving a new life to the Grade-II listed structures demanded the expertise of a team at Shepley Engineers, where they were brought back to life.

As up to 40 layers of paint were delicately removed, the different phases of the gasholders’ life were revealed.

History

Gasholders 10, 11, and 12, the guide frames of which now envelop the Gasholders’ apartments, were built in the 1860s for the storage of town gas for the Pancras Gasworks, the largest in London.

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King’s Cross had become a crucial hub for industry, initially largely because of the Regent’s Canal which opened in 1820, followed by the Great Northern Railway, which opened King’s Cross station in 1852.

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Soon, the hard work and vision of engineers and craftsmen, past and present, will be rewarded as the gasholder guide frames rise in their new location beside the Regent’s Canal.

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History

Gasholders 10, 11, and 12, the guide frames of which now envelop the Gasholders’ apartments, were built in the 1860s for the storage of town gas for the Pancras Gasworks, the largest in London.

King’s Cross had become a crucial hub for industry, initially largely because of the Regent’s Canal which opened in 1820, followed by the Great Northern Railway, which opened King’s Cross station in 1852.

Soon, the hard work and vision of engineers and craftsmen, past and present, will be rewarded as the gasholder guide frames rise in their new location beside the Regent’s Canal.

Heritage

Giving a new life to the Grade-II listed structures demanded the expertise of a team at Shepley Engineers, where they were brought back to life.

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1 of 3
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As up to 40 layers of paint were delicately removed, the different phases of the gasholders’ life were revealed.

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2 of 3
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Soon, the hard work and vision of engineers and craftsmen, past and present, will be rewarded as the gasholder guide frames rise in their new location beside the Regent’s Canal.

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Heritage

Giving a new life to the Grade-II listed structures demanded the expertise of a team at Shepley Engineers, where they were brought back to life.

As up to 40 layers of paint were delicately removed, the different phases of the gasholders’ life were revealed.

Soon, the hard work and vision of engineers and craftsmen, past and present, will be rewarded as the gasholder guide frames rise in their new location beside the Regent’s Canal.

ARCHITECTURE

‘We wanted every aspect to be unexpected, so even if you’re in the roof garden, looking down inside, you’ll see something interesting.’

Chris Wilkinson

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ARCHITECTURE

‘We wanted every aspect to be unexpected, so even if you’re in the roof garden, looking down inside, you’ll see something interesting.’

Chris Wilkinson

ARCHITECTURE

At first the circle proved a challenge but quickly became an inspiration for Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

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‘A slice gives you the opportunity for every apartment to feel expansive. You open up the door and the view opens up before you.’ Chris Wilkinson

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The circular aspect of the Gasholders also inspired the architects to design the apartments around three atria, flooded with light from skylights above.

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‘We wanted every aspect to be unexpected, so even if you’re in the roof garden, looking down inside, you’ll see something interesting.’

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ARCHITECTURE

At first the circle proved a challenge but quickly became an inspiration for Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

‘A slice gives you the opportunity for every apartment to feel expansive. You open up the door and the view opens up before you.’ Chris Wilkinson

The circular aspect of the Gasholders also inspired the architects to design the apartments around three atria, flooded with light from skylights above.

‘We wanted every aspect to be unexpected, so even if you’re in the roof garden, looking down inside, you’ll see something interesting.’

INTERIORS

Inspired by materials that reference the industrial architecture of the original gasholder frames, Jonathan Tuckey Design has created refined, contemporary apartments within this landmark building.

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INTERIORS

Inspired by materials that reference the industrial architecture of the original gasholder frames, Jonathan Tuckey Design has created refined, contemporary apartments within this landmark building.

INTERIORS

Inspired by materials that reference the industrial architecture of the original gasholder frames, Jonathan Tuckey design has created refined, contemporary apartments within this landmark building.

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The truly beautiful homes combine contrasting metals, warm timber and sleek finishes throughout to complement the internal and external architecture.

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'Each apartment presents a very different set of circumstances, but all share a language and attention to detail. I distinctly see our work as mediating between what the existing building wants and what the person who lives in it needs.' Jonathan Tuckey

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INTERIORS

Inspired by materials that reference the industrial architecture of the original gasholder frames, Jonathan Tuckey design has created refined, contemporary apartments within this landmark building.

The truly beautiful homes combine contrasting metals, warm timber and sleek finishes throughout to complement the internal and external architecture.

'Each apartment presents a very different set of circumstances, but all share a language and attention to detail. I distinctly see our work as mediating between what the existing building wants and what the person who lives in it needs.' Jonathan Tuckey