2019 shortlists

Coal Drops Yard
by Heatherwick Studio

Coal Drops Yard is a shopping complex by Heatherwick Studio containing shops and boutiques, located within the King’s Cross development.

The complex was built by converting and extending two 19th-century industrial warehouses, which were originally used to store coal that arrived by rail from northern England. The two roofs of the structure, which were in need of repair, were redesigned to stretch out and meet one another. Coal Drops Yard contains 9,290 square metres of shops and restaurants, arranged inside the linear two buildings on either side of a central space.

Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Project: Coal Drops Yard
Shortlisted for: Rebirth project
Read more: Heatherwick Studio

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