The dashing new scheme of 178 flats, pictured, sits beside Regent’s Canal and, in a union consistent with the diverse mix at this new neighbourhood, above two new schools. Ready next year, the architectural detail features textured brick cladding that dovetails neatly with surrounding heritage buildings, and an internal podium garden designed by Dan Pearson.
The building is named after Samuel Plimsoll, a Victorian industrialist famous for developing the Plimsoll line loading guide on the side of ships. He also built the railway coal drop viaduct at King’s Cross.
Google is building a new HQ in the 67-acre district, joining the Central St Martins College of Art and Design campus. The finished project will have 2,000 new homes, 20 new streets, 10 new public squares, 20 restored heritage structures including listed gas holders, many offices and generous retail space.