The redevelopment of London’s historic Grade 1–listed King’s Cross Station was completed in March 2012. Launched in 2005, the remodeling project has improved passenger facilities, made operational activities more efficient, and increased retail opportunities. The complex £550 million redevelopment project has required a series of interventions involving three different areas of architectural specialty: reuse, restoration, and new build. The project adapted and reused the train shed and range buildings, restored the station’s previously obscured Grade 1–listed facade, and added a new, visually striking Western Concourse that now serves as the centerpiece of this remodeling project.
The improvement to the station’s public realm and its surrounding infrastructure has acted as a catalyst and gateway for the £2 billion regeneration of the adjacent site, King’s Cross Central. This project’s innovative new design integrates the requirements of a 21st-century international transport hub within a Grade 1–listed structure, creating a modern transport superhub fit for a major capital city.