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Back in 2004 Camden Council published a planning brief for what is now King’s Cross Central aka N1C. Permeability through the site was stressed in that brief as being vital. Things haven’t worked out that way with a key east/west route across the immediate rear of the station having been missed out. Neither Argent, the […]

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Tree maintenance day – volunteers wanted!

Sunday 19th January 2014 is Tree Maintenance Day for everybody living in the north east if King’s Cross (the area between York Way, the Canal, The Cally, Killick St and Pentonville Rd. We’d like to invite you to join us on a fun afternoon taking care of our environment. The vast majority of the trees […]

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Join King’s Cross Community Projects

Do you share a vision is to bring all of King’s Cross together – north, west, east and south? There are lots of wonderful community groups in this area, not all of them are able to access the huge resources being poured in. There are lots of individuals with brilliant ideas to improve their bit […]

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KX green sculpture latest photos from Consibee

Conisbee Consulting Structural Engineers gave all their time and expertise free to the KX green sculpture project to make sure it is structurally sound (http://www.conisbee.co.uk/). Tracy looks after marketing at Conisbee, she took these photos this week, rather wonderful we feel. They show Neil Ayling’s sculpture and Marie Clarke’s planting design off to a tee. […]

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Our floating sculpture

Early this morning the wonderful BAM Construction arranged for their sub-contractors to lay the tarmac around the sculpture completing the look at its base. Ground works are being provided by J Reddington Ltd. All works are being donated to the project for the benefit of the local community here at King’s Cross. The sculpture now […]

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It’s in!!!

On Saturday Neil Ayling’s fantastic sculpture was installed. It was a hectic day full of drama and excitement. Next steps are to paint and plant the sculpture. We’ll officially launch it during the least weekend of May. More pics and film of Saturday’s install will follow soon, meanwhile: There’s still time, just, to make a […]

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They’re painting the wall!

The wall forming the background to the King’s Cross green sculpture is being painted right now by the guy from wonderful Haselmere Construction who are doing this for free. They are ably assisted by the guys from BAM Construction, also giving all their time and materials for free to the King’s Cross Community!

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Neil and Sophie talk colours

The morning of Monday 18 March 2013 saw artist Neil Ayling and our manager, Sophie Talbot, discussing the colours to be used to paint the outside of the sculpture (it will be painted in three tones of two colours) and the blue that the inside will be painted.

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Sculpture being primed at the workshop

On Saturday 16 February 2013 artist Neil with his wonderful assistant Olivia were continuing to prime the sculpture. Neil has to get priming finished before he can concentrate on his two┬áimminent exhibitions (the first at Olympia, 1st to 3rd March). In this film we walk around the sculpture to try and give an idea of […]

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Green sculpture set to attract urban wildlife

From the outset the green sculpture project has had its focus on being of benefit to the urban wildlife we get in King’s Cross. The project has been very lucky indeed to have garden designer Marie Clarke produce our wildlife garden for us on a completely pro-bono basis. She has also had to ensure the […]

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