First phase of Aga Khan’s King’s Cross hub unveiled — Co Star UK

Aga Khan IV is set to gain consent from Camden council for the 95,000 sq ft first phase of a major cultural centre devoted to Muslim Ismali studies close to Google’s £650m headquarters at the King’s Cross Central scheme. CoStar News takes a look at the plans with first images.

King’s Cross Central General Partner Limited and Aga Khan Foundation (UK)’s plans for the T5 building, a 198-bed student accommodation block with shops on the ground floor, has been recommended for approval by Camden council officers ahead of a committee meeting next Thursday (4 July), CoStar News has learned.

The plot currently comprises vacant land at the northern end of York Way, a semi-abandoned industrial location on the 67-acre development site that is undergoing significant change, with the largely residential buildings R4 and R5 North now occupied and T6 aiming for planned completion in summer 2013.

The T5 student accommodation block, designed by Stanton Williams, is the first of a series of projects at King’s Cross being commissioned for the use of a range of institutions affiliated with the Ismaili Imamat, most of which fall under the umbrella of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). (…)

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