Senior Heritage Architect, David Jackson, gives an update on his work on King's Cross:
I started working on the redevelopment of King's Cross in March 2010. The project had been onsite since mid-2009 and looked drastically different to the station nearing completion you see today. I was immediately taken aback by the project's complexity and ambition: the combination of brave, new architecture with the existing Victorian station; the layers of sensitive restoration that needed to take place; and the plans to rejuvenate and modernise a railway icon.
Being a specialist in historic restoration, I was drawn to the Western Range part of the project- a complex series of buildings that millions of passengers pass through, normally without realising it's even there! In the transformed station, which we'll see opened in March 2012, the Western Range will be a vital transition space that will link William Cubitt's restored 1852 station to John McAslan + Partners' new Western Concourse.
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