Investigating the success of the Kings Cross regeneration project
On Monday 20th November, Year 10 geographers travelled by train from Hatfield to Kings Cross. The purpose of the visit was to help consolidate learning from lessons and experience first-hand the regeneration that has taken place at Kings Cross. King’s Cross is one of the largest and most successful redevelopments in London. Over the past 20 years, what was an underused industrial site has been transformed and rejuvenated with new streets, squares and parks, homes, shops, offices, galleries, bars, restaurants, schools, and even a university.
Students were given a booklet with photos and tasks that guided them round the Coal Drop Yard at Kings Cross. They looked out for features of ‘old’ and ‘new’ architecture Kings which showed how well the regeneration has merged both, to create a beautiful workplace, leisure amenity for the local people, commuters working in London, as well as visitors like us.
We were able to understand how the regeneration of Kings Cross has been largely successful, providing positive results environmentally, socially and economically overall.