When leaving Kings Cross station you may have noticed the eccentric building standing between Gray’s Inn and Euston Road. Built around 1875 this structure has become a Kings Cross land mark and is locally referred to as the Lighthouse building. It would be great to say the building has an interesting history; however the truth is no one knows exactly what the lighthouse was used for. Theories include a Victorian Helter Skelter, an oyster fast food service and even a camera obscura – but no matter its purpose at its inception, it’s the future of the building that’s really got us excited.
Jutting out of the intersection in an almost Flatiron like manner, we feel the lighthouse is an iconic construction and so were overjoyed in 2012 with the news it was being restored. As mention in our previous post, the regeneration of Kings Cross has been a thoroughly exciting project and, like in so many other places in London, it’s great to see unique buildings such as this being reworked rather than torn down and built over.
The restoration is set to be complete late autumn this year and will include 16,302 sq ft of Grade A office space. Although keeping its original appearance on the outside, the interior has been gutted and rebuilt to include high spec modern features. Flooded from both sides with natural light and a 30 second walk from Kings Cross Station, we think the lighthouse is going to be a hot property when it finally opens its doors.
The Lighthouse Building Specification
– Full access raised floor: 100mm void (350mm 4th Floor)
– Two 12 person passenger lifts
– Air conditioning: VRF
– 3 accessible WCs and showers on all floors
– Zumtobel lighting
– Floor to ceiling height 2.8 m
– Cycle Storage
If you are interested in office space at the Lighthouse building you can get in contact with one of our expert property consultants. Please email email Emma at [email protected] or call us directly on 020 3434 3875 to arrange a viewing.