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 fronting the Regents Canal adjacent to Kings Cross for Regent Renewal Limited
Detailed planning consent has been achieved for the redevelopment of 102 Camley Street. The development is now onsite and due for completion in 2018. This development will form the next phase of the Camley Street Gateway sites providing new homes and commercial floorspace for new small and medium sized businesses emerging from the Incubator. As part of the Gateway sites, 102 Camley Street will provide significant public realm improvements, including new publicly accessible open space and new pedestrian and cycle access in the form of new steps and a ramp from Camley Street to the Regents Canal, improving links and connectivity to Kings Cross and Camden Town. The scheme therefore delivers major urban realm and accessibility improvements to the Regents Canal towpath. In summary, the scheme comprises the following:
- Approximately 17,000 sq ft (1,600 sqm) gross employment floorspace including affordable workspace, providing for potentially 200-300 jobs
- 154 new homes, including family accommodation and 37 onsite affordable homes
- Significant public realm improvements and amenity space along the Regents Canal towpath
- New landscaped public open space accessed from the Regents Canal towpath and Camley Street
- Private and communal amenity space for residents including rooftop terraces
The development is designed by award winning practice Glenn Howells Architects with input from an expert consultant team.
Shaw Corporation took the strategic lead from assembling and coordinating the site and consultant team through the design concept to securing the detailed planning consent. Shaw Corporation also provided specific input by leading the viability assessments and negotiating the package of benefits including affordable housing as well as incorporating land interests from Network Rail and the Canal and River Trust to help create the new links.
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".
The scheme development is being led by Taylor Wimpey Central London. The project is now called The Onyx and marketing of the residential and commercial spaces has now begun.