9.Building King’s Cross Central

This chapter follows the story of King’s Cross after the grant of planning permission.1 It covers the steps that were required in order to trigger the valuation of the site, its transfer to the developer and the difficulties that the global financial crisis from 2008 presented in the early phases of development. It considers the importance of Argent’s programme of place-making activities in animating the area and putting it on the map for both investors and visitors, and reviews the success to date of some of the local employment and training initiatives. The scheme is already triggering new investment on adjacent sites and the chapter concludes with a brief summary of these. However, any assessment of the impact ...

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