urbanest King’s Cross


urbanest King’s Cross, the tallest building on the King’s Cross development site, opened 25th July with a striking new viewpoint over London. The 23,000sq m tower contains 669 high quality student rooms, designed to be different with innovative features that address common student feedback on housing.

The building was designed by Glenn Howells Architects and delivered by an expert in-house project team, with emphasis given to both innovation and sustainability. It has a residential style, with wide corridors, designer kitchens and abundant natural light, so that it doesn’t feel like typical student housing. The main tower is 27 storeys with a 14-storey ‘shoulder’ building and the room types include self-contained studio flats and private rooms in shared accommodation.

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