Pentonville Road, Culture

The site comprises a tired and dated public realm fronting Pentonville Road in Kings Cross with three mature Beech Trees and a series of concrete bollards set around a poor quality patchwork paved forecourt.

To the rear of the building through an undercroft zone, a gated parking area accommodates bin stores, cycle parking spaces 19 parking spaces including 2 disabled spaces.

Our role as landscape architects from Concept Design in 2013 through to Completion in 2016 has been to transform the quality of the public realm and private terraces and introduce a stunning new roof terrace to the 6th floor with views over St Pauls, the City of London and Canary Wharf.

The scheme completed in 2016 and has specified a high quality palette of hardwood planters, integrated strip LED lighting and corten terraces, tree grilles and natural clay paving.

Semi mature tree planting and instant hedging helps to create a strong landscape setting for the new occupants – Houzz.

Client: Monteagle Barlow Trust
Architects: Colwyn Foulkes
Landscape Budget: £0.5m
Status: Completion in 2016

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