Following the launch of heritage development Gasholders London and the completed apartment schemes ArtHouse and The Plimsoll Building, work has begun on site for the latest residential project at King’s Cross, Fenman House. Designed by award-winning architects Maccreanor Lavington for lead developer Argent, the 50 apartments for sale in Fenman House will add to the already established residential quarter around Lewis Cubitt Park.
The first building to front Lewis Cubitt Park, Fenman House’s façade will feature a continuation of the detailed brickwork used on neighbouring residential buildings Roseberry Mansions and Saxon Court, also designed by Maccreanor Lavington. The building’s main elevation of 14 storeys is connected to an eight storey podium to form an L-shaped structure, with views of green – over either the new Lewis Cubitt Park or, to the east, Jellicoe Gardens.
Drawing inspiration from the industrial heritage of King’s Cross, Fenman House is a modern interpretation of local industrial structures from the Victorian era, such as the Granary Building to the south of the site. The robust exterior is softened by glazed brick decoration, tall framed windows and elegant dark metal detailing. Fenman House, named after a famous steam locomotive operating in the 1950s from King¹s Cross, will have interiors by Johnson Naylor, a residents’ roof garden and concierge service.
Richard Lavington, Partner at Maccreanor Lavington said:
“Fenman House will complete the mixed tenure block formed of Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions as originally conceived, and provide space for a new café or restaurant at ground level that will open onto Jellicoe Gardens, a new public green space. The building will also include a roof garden designed with Tom Stuart Smith.”
Priya Pannu, Partner at property consultancy Knight Frank, comments:
“Fenman House is the latest phase in the continuing King’s Cross success story. The area has become popular with buyers who want high-specification new homes, lovely public realm, schools, amenities and outdoor space, all within a central Zone 1 London location. The total regeneration of the area has had a significantly positive impact on property prices to date, and high quality commercial space and retail offerings, such as the forthcoming Coal Drops Yard, will further cement this area as an established hub for residents and businesses.”
Fenman House will provide 75 high quality apartments in total, and will complete in late 2017.