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.”