Inspired by history, inspired by location
As its name suggests, Rolling Stock Yard takes inspiration from the area’s pioneering railway development – a story that started with the nineteenth century Great Northern Railway and now sees King’s Cross at the apex of a network reaching from Scotland to France, and beyond.
The building’s subtle exterior pattern of verticals and horizontals echoes that of the high- speed tracks that criss-cross around York Way, while its materials are steeped in locomotive design: smooth-hewn wood and corrugated metal panels that catch the light like the doors of passing freight trains. This lightly industrial aesthetic works with huge glass windows in the double-height reception, open-plan flexible offices and an unrivalled 360-degree vista of London from the roof terrace.
With its proximity to good railway connections – and to the creative co-working ethic of neighbours such as Tileyard Studios – Rolling Stock Yard is part of a dynamic and growing network.
Concept sketch 1
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