Construction is now in full swing for ‘Author’, King’s Cross estate’s first Build-to-Rent development. The scheme is one of the concluding pieces within the King’s Cross masterplan, comprised of two mixed-use residential buildings (W1 and W2 authored by FCBStudios. Located at the north of the triangular site, W1 will inject character and rhythm into its prominent and historic siting.


Conran and Partners were appointed as the Interior Designer for W1’s ground floor reception and amenities area, encompassing a series of lounges, party rooms, screening room and gym spaces. Responding to the richness of both the emerging and historic context, Conran and Partners’ vision channels a sense of ‘urbanised nature’: the project reinterprets the urban aesthetic while embodying the natural sensibility.

The scheme, which includes 182 apartments, will establish a new residential community centred around elevated public space and communal facilities, forging a unique sense of place within central London. The Author development is due to be completed in 2023.

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