King's Cross regeneration boom: hundreds of new homes planned for London's new N1C postcode

The King's Cross regeneration isn't showing any signs of slowing down with three new housing schemes on the horizon. 

Camden council was a torchbearer for architect-led public sector housing during the Seventies. One of its iconic estates was Maiden Lane, an avant-garde low-rise scheme of concrete houses and flats on the northern boundary of the vast King’s Cross railway complex.

Over the years, the estate became run-down and was nicknamed “Alcatraz”. At the behest of the local authority, the bulldozers arrived and paved the way for a new scheme of 273 Scandi-style homes.

Architect PRP’s design seeks to recapture the spirit and aesthetic of the original estate, with sleek, white, linear blocks of varying height.

The homes are being sold by Savills,  which has named the scheme XY — a reference to the site’s position on the “xy co-ordinates” between King’s Cross and Camden stations — and adds that it’s all about connections and a coming together of past and present.

The apartments are crisp and contemporary in interior style, with big windows and balconies. A 24-hour concierge service is promised, and cafés and low-cost office space for start-up businesses are part of the mix. Prices for XY homes start at £575,000. Call 020 7299 3091.

Meanwhile, another new development in this newly created N1C postcode is Onyx Apartments

This scheme of 117 homes stands on the banks of Regent’s Canal and includes glass-walled penthouses. Prices from £675,000. Call Cushman and Wakefield on 020 7355 8172.

Complementing all of this is King’s Cross Quarter, comprised of 118 apartments plus a gym, spa, swimming pool, cinema suite and 24-hour concierge. Prices here start from £740,000, and completion is scheduled for 2018. For more information call Regal Homes on 020 7328 7171.

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