Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

The Gallery | Park opens within former gasworks

A new park has opened inside the restored frame of a Grade II listed Victorian gasholder at the heart of King’s Cross in London.

The 40m-diameter Gasholder No 8 was once part of the largest gasworks in London. Constructed in the 1850s and only decommissioned in 2000, it was refurbished by Yorkshire-based Shepley Engineers.

Bell Phillips Architects won a design competition to design Gasholder Park in 2009.

Partner Hari Phillips said: “Gasholder Park is a fantastic project which combines the industrial heritage of King’s Cross with contemporary architecture to create a unique place.

“To design a new use for such a well-known London landmark was both a daunting responsibility and an unmissable opportunity. We have hugely enjoyed watching Gasholder Park take shape, and we hope that it will become a much-loved public space as King’s Cross continues to emerge as one of London’s most interesting new quarters.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.