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NextGen Explores The Regeneration of King's Cross
In partnership with the City and Westminster Property Alliance and as a continuation of G&T's NextGen Future City Walking Tours NextGen members came together to explore the regeneration of King's Cross.
The tour encouraged the next generation to think about the legacy of developments, with a focus on creating places and spaces which are flexible, inclusive and resilient. King’s Cross is one of the largest and most successful redevelopments in London and one which G&T has had huge involvement in creating. Over the past 20 years, what was once an underused industrial site has been transformed and rejuvenated into a distinct entertainment destination.
G&T is providing Cost Management and Employer's Agent services to the developer and to date King's Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) has completed 16 buildings together with a number of public realm and infrastructure projects.
Hearing about G&T's work on the masterplan, Google's new HQ, 5 Pancras Square, The Triangle Site, The Gasholders and Coal Drops Yard, senior partners shared advice and lessons learnt. Focusing on future cities attendees heard how the area's rich heritage was preserved, whilst ensuring it was resilient to future needs.
"It taught me a lot in terms of what to think about when considering the life-cycle of areas in London, specifically how they grow and adapt and what we, as built environment professionals, must consider to support this."
G&T, Graduate Surveyor
Following the tour attendees gathered at a local venue for festive drinks and nibbles. We were excited to partner with our NextGen partners at the City and Westminster Property Alliance for this event showcasing why cross industry collaboration is so valuable for the next generation.
“It is great to be able to share my experience working on the Kings Cross masterplan with NextGen members. The ability to network, talk amongst the group and give advice to future leaders within the industry, in my view is essential.”
The event formed part of G&T's NextGen Future Cities initiative where we challenged members to grow their understanding of the key issues affecting the future of our industry.
Find out more about the programme here.