Major mixed use scheme comprising new homes including onsite affordable homes and commercial floorspace as part of the next phase of regeneration of these key Gateway sites adjacent to Kings Cross
Permission has been achieved for the redevelopment of 101 and 102 Camley Street. This scheme will form the next phase of regeneration of the Camley Street Gateway sites, providing new homes including affordable homes, commercial floorspace as 'move on' space for new small and medium sized businesses and enterprises emerging from the Incubator at 103 Camley Street and significant public realm improvements, including new publicly accessible open space and a new pedestrian footbridge providing step free access to the Regents Canal improving links and connectivity to Kings Cross and Camden Town. In summary, the scheme comprises the following:
- Over 30,000 sq ft (2,200 sqm) gross employment floorspace for SMEs including affordable workspace, providing for potentially 300-400 jobs
- 121 new homes, including family accommodation and 30 onsite affordable homes
- Public open space immediately adjacent to the Regents Canal
- Provision for a new pedestrian footbridge, including step free access from canal level to Camley Street
- Private and communal amenity space for residents including rooftop allotments
The development is designed by award winning architects KSR (including former Camden Design Award winners) with input from an expert consultant team.
Shaw Corporation took the strategic lead in assembling and coordinating the consultant team to develop the initial concept, design the scheme and secure the consent. Shaw Corporation also provided specific input by leading the viability assessments and negotiating the package of benefits including affordable housing.
In recognition of the scheme's contribution to the local and London economy, along with the other Gateway sites, the project was shortlisted for an RTPI Award for Planning Excellence 2015 in the category for "Creating Economically Successful Places" and the NLA New London Awards in the categories of "Best Mixed Use Scheme" and the "Mayor's Prize for Contributing to London's Economy".