Forming part of the transformative Kings Cross redevelopment, the Gasholders are a collection of striking cylindrical structures overlooking Regent’s Canal which have been developed by Argent.

Commissioned through an invited competition, we collaborated with Wilkinson Eyre Architects to transform the Grade II-listed cast-iron gasholders into 145 naturally ventilated apartments, which sympathetically respond to the site’s industrial heritage whilst baring a fresh yet homely character. With the contrast of ornate Victorian engineering and new high-tech drums as a starting point, the completed design creates an atria within each drum and a water garden at the heart of the building. The mechanical personality of the buildings’ exterior informed the overall interior approach, with elegant communal and private spaces employing a tactile material palette of steel, brass, polished resin, fumed timber and pigmented concrete.

The apartment typologies range from studios to rooftop penthouses, with shared amenities such as rooftop gardens, a business lounge, spa, cinema and four atria.

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