GQA acted as heritage consultants for Heatherwick Studio’s Coal Drops Yard project, a major new retail development in King’s Cross.

    The Coal Drops are a pair of Victorian railway buildings, located in the former Goods Yard to the north of King's Cross. The buildings were later modified for warehousing, light industry and nightclubs. We worked closely with the design team to secure planning consent for the scheme, and to oversee the works on site. Our role included advising on the impact of the dramatic new roof extension, and how to repair historic joinery, brickwork and ironwork.

    It opened to the public in October 2018, with retailers including COS, Paul Smith and Samsung.