Opportunities for design at new St Martins campus



The new Central St Martins College of Art and Design’s Kings Cross campus will present design opportunities across interiors, graphics and signage over the coming year.


Although there are no concrete plans for the interior of the building yet, design contracts are expected to be put out to tender in the latter part of the year, according to a University of the Arts spokesman.


The news follows the unveiling of the first detailed plans of the new campus at Kings Cross, London N1 yesterday.


The project architect, Stanton Williams, together with developer Argent is planning to create a major London square, to be known as Granary Square, and which will host arts events and activities


Construction work on Grade II-listed building The Granary Complex will begin this summer to transform the 27ha development into a site for the art and design college, as well as housing a mix of retail, office and leisure facilities.


Central St Martin’s new campus will feature ‘flexible’ space for art, design and dance studios, a theatre, an exhibition space, cafés, a bar and roof gardens.


Sainsbury’s has been named as the other major pre-let, taking 23 000m2 of space.

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