Urbanest Kings Cross

Urbanest Kings Cross

Recent student housing has a poor reputation for design quality so the key driver for Urbanest was to raise the bar with a 27-storey slender tower that has now become a landmark on the eastern edge of the King’s Cross regeneration area.

669 student bedrooms have storage maximised using boat building techniques and are located in clusters and self-contained studios across nearly 20,000 sq m. The scale is successfully broken down using a sculpted façade on the main tower and a 14-storey shoulder block that will eventually connect to a terrace of buildings.

669 student bedrooms have storage maximised using boat building techniques and are located in clusters and self-contained studios across nearly 20,000 sq m. The scale is successfully broken down using a sculpted façade on the main tower and a 14-storey shoulder block that will eventually connect to a terrace of buildings.

  • Project:Urbanest Kings Cross
  • Architect:Glenn Howells Architects
  • Costing:£80 Million
  • Category:Residen