King's Cross Capella development takes shape


Above: Capella development at King's Cross - CGI of Cubitt Square looking North (from Chapman Taylor / Capella)


Chapman Taylor is delighted to be working as executive architect for Laing O’Rourke on Capella. Designed to RIBA stage 4 by Allies and Morrison, this new residential development is part of Argent’s vision for the continuing transformation of King’s Cross into a vibrant new neighbourhood in the heart of London.

The King’s Cross masterplan 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 and amenity spaces.


Capella will provide 176 new homes comprising studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and townhouses, including 56 affordable homes. Chapman Taylor took on the architectural design from RIBA Stage 4 to complete the technical design to suit the DfMA approach and deliver the project through to completion.


Modern methods of construction are at the forefront of the project, utilising the Laing O’Rourke DfMA principles for all elements of the scheme, from prefabricated structure, unitised façade panels through to bathroom and utility pods. This process improves health and safety, and quality on-site, whilst reducing the overall construction programme and reducing waste.


Below: aerial view of Capella King's Cross under construction (Chapman Taylor)


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