Gasholders London

Gasholders London

 

THE CHALLENGE

To provide an industrial blackened finish on some very large panels, which not only had to look great, but also had to have good wear resistant properties.

They were to provide the feature back-drop for the very prestigious reception area, so needed to be suitable for public use.

 

THE SOLUTION

Bradleys used a chemical system to achieve the finish which was then clear coated for durability.

 

THE DETAIL

The iconic cast iron gasholders sitting on the banks of Regent’s Canal and St Pancras Lock in Kings Cross date back to the Victorian era and have undergone major re-development.

These Grade-II listed majestic gasholders are an integral element of Kings Cross’ industrial heritage and were built in the 1860s to store gas for the Pancras gasworks.

Gasholder 8 has been innovatively converted in to the unique Gasholder Park, sitting on the canalside between The Triplets, Tapestry Apartments and the Plimsoll Building which is home to the Kings Cross Academy.

Gasholder 10, Gasholder 11 and Gasholder 12, known as The Triplets, have been expertly converted in to luxury residential apartments.

Bradleys applied the finish to the panels lining the wall in the Gasholders lobby, located in Gasholder 12 off the Lewis Cubitt Square.

The finish on the panels, along with the detailed lasercut design, add a rich depth of character to the industrial aesthetic surroundings without detracting from the overall atmosphere.

  • 2018 – Shortlisted for the RIBA London Award
  • 2016 – Won the International Property Award for the World’s Best Architecture, Best Architecture Multiple Residence UK, Best International Architecture Multiple Residence
  • 2015 – Shortlisted for the New London Award in the Housing category

Project Data

Location – Kings Cross, London N1C

Sector – Residential

Completion – 2017

Items Coated – Reception feature wall

System – Steelyte

Durability – Internal

Finish – STE702 Silver-Black Steel