5 Pancras Square

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Greater London

Local Authority Area

Camden

Information about this scheme

5 Pancras Square places the Council at the heart of the largest regeneration project in Europe, offering extensive public facilities with the Council’s own administration. Swimming pools, a gym, library, café and public-facing Council services on four levels are combined with ten floors of Council office space in an integrated, highly-sustainable building. It achieved the highest BREEAM Outstanding score for a UK building of its type. In doing so it enabled the Council to significantly improve face-to-face services, enhance flexibility and productivity, implement changes to working practices and deliver substantial operational cost savings. The building achieves a bold definition of public space, in keeping with the scale of its surroundings and its design responds to the varied context, taking advantage of expansive views across London through its rational, well-detailed facades and the use of robust high-quality materials.

Credits

Architect

Bennetts Associates

Client

The London Borough of Camden

Owner

Argent/KCCLP (King's Cross Central Limited Partnership)

Main Contractor

Kier

Services Engineer

Grontmij

Structural Engineer

AKT II

Quantity Surveyor

Gardiner & Theobald

Other

LA Architects

BREEAM

Grontmij

Primary Use Class

Class B1 - Business