• John McAslan + Partners. King's Cross Station.

    John McAslan + Partners. King's Cross Station.

    King's Cross Station.

King's Cross Station

London, UK. 2012

John McAslan + Partners were masterplanners and lead designers for the exceptionally challenging restoration, modernisation, and extension of the Grade I listed King’s Cross Station in London. A key feature of this widely acclaimed multi-phase project is the structurally dramatic wave-form roof over the new Western Concourse, part of which lies over the King’s Cross/St Pancras Underground station concourse. Design development, involving Arup, required regular consultations with more than 25 stakeholders and numerous statutory bodies. The station, which currently handles some 150,000 travellers a day, remained operational throughout the project. The historically accurate restorations and modern architectural and servicing interventions won 35 international design awards, including the coveted Europa Nostra prize for cultural heritage. Internationally, the station is widely regarded as one of the most successful large-scale historic building transformations of recent times, and is a fitting gateway to the 35ha regeneration scheme immediately to the north. 


'This morning, as I speak, the fantastic new concourse at King's Cross Station is welcoming its first passengers – more proof that when we set out the vision, find the funding and maintain the drive, Britain can get it right.'

The Rt Hon David Cameron, Former Prime Minister


'McAslan's contribution to this enourmously complex project has been inspiring and visionary. The practice has, over the past 15 years, worked untiringly to deliver an ingenious and elegant solution, transforming King's Cross into a vital and forward looking transport hub.'

Sir David Higgins, Former Chief Executive, Network Rail


'The Western Concourse is a project of which we can all be proud – a wonderful space that has transformed the station while championing our railway heritage.'

The Rt Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister and Former Mayor of London


'The finished building is a tremendous achievement that effortlessly brings old and new together in a way that present and future travellers will enjoy and value, for many decades to come.'

Baroness Andrews, Former Chair of English Heritage

John McAslan + Partners. King's Cross Station. Cafe.
John McAslan + Partners. King's Cross Station. Concourse.
John McAslan + Partners. King's Cross Station. Exit to Concourse.
John McAslan + Partners. King's Cross Station. Entrance.
John McAslan + Partners. King's Cross Station. Balcony.