Today marks the official public opening of Coal Drops Yard, the latest shopping and lifestyle district to open in London.
Located just a short walk from London’s King’s Cross Station, Coal Drops Yard’s prime location means it is ideal for keen shoppers and those who simply wish to visit and enjoy this new, extraordinary public space.
The original structures, built back in 1850, have had several uses and inhabitants over the years; namely for being the main coal store for all of London, it then it went on to be warehousing, offices, and more recently, nightclubs. It was decided that rather than demolishing and removing the old existing Coal Drops Yard, its legacy would be reinvented.
There’s no question, the design and construction of Coal Drops Yard is an architectural and engineering masterpiece. With its cobbled courtyards, canal-side arches, breathtaking suspended connecting bridge and ribbon truss roof – the heritage and history of Coal Drops Yard has been sustained to accommodate the new and modern design from Heatherwick Studio.
Severfield was heavily involved in the project – right from the design stage, and went on to provide and construct some 1,300 tonnes of structural steelwork on site. We also designed the bespoke temporary works steelwork that was required to support the new feature roof during construction.
We are extremely proud to have been involved in this project and are certain it will provide much enjoyment to the public for many years to come.