Description of P2 King's Cross
P2 is a mixed-use scheme in King’s Cross, London N1.
The development will contain a 600-seat theatre, 193,621 sq ft of office and 18,267 sq ft of retail space.
Upon completion in 2021, the building will offer nine floors of flexible office space, set to house Facebook, with a fifth-floor wraparound terrace, and retail space at ground level to the south. The ground floor on the south side will be dedicated to retail space, further expanding the Coal Drops Yard complex.
The building is situated on the corner of Handyside Street and Wollstonecraft Street, adjacent to Lewis Cubitt Square (to the east) and London’s new shopping destination Coal Drops Yard and Gasholders London to the south.
The building façade is comprised of honed precast concrete panels which create shadow and depth, and allow for extensive use of large format glass. The building has been designed to the high standard of BREEAM Excellent with dedicated cycle access and a large cycle parking facility, with space for 238 bicycles as well as lockers, showers and a drying room.
London Theatre Company
The London Theatre Company new theatre in King's Cross is designed by Stirling Prize-winning Haworth Tompkins Architects in collaboration with TAIT, world leaders in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event venues.
Construction started in November 2018 and will complete in 2021.
2018 July - KCCLP announces that Facebook will take space at P2 upon completion. Facebook took 611,000sq ft across three buildings will occupy three buildings in King’s Cross, including P2 on Lewis Cubitt Square and 11 and 21 Canal Reach.
2018 June - Kings Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) submitted a reserved matters planning application to the London Borough of Camden for a mixed-use scheme for P2 King’s Cross. The proposal was for a 600-seat theatre, 193,621 sq ft of office and 18,267 sq ft of retail space.