Rubicon House

PRP Architects, London, 2012

 

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Brick clad residential tower in Kings Cross

The building, which is accessed from a double height entrance lobby off York Way that takes advantage of the level difference between the street and the interior of the site, comprises 117 mixed tenure residential units arranged around three circulation cores.

The block is mixed tenure, with 78 general needs social-rent apartments, 24 shared ownership apartments and 15 supported housing apartments above some 600 m2 of non residential accommodation at street level. There are also seven wheelchair-adapted properties.

All the family units, more than a third of the stock, have balconies, accessible from more than one room, a number of two-bedroom flats have balconies as well.

Above the roof terrace the tower is sculpted to form a focal point which can be seen from numerous directions.

Data

  • Begun: Dec 2010
  • Completed: Jul 2012
  • Floor area: 12,320m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £23M
  • Address: Rubicon Court, York Way, Kings Cross, London, NW1, United Kingdom

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