The news re go-ahead for the coal drops at the old King’s Cross goods yard seemed like a good time for me to dig out pics of the goods yard in early 2000’s just before major re-development began.
The photos clearly show how the coal drops were once, and just how much of these will be removed in the new plans. Conservationists are against the plans.
The Victorian Society says: ‘It is an innovative response to a desire for more space… the proposals pay no respect to the listed status of the Eastern Coal Drops, disfiguring the roofscape to the degree of substantial harm.’
Note: It seems quite possible that the removal of so much of the arches will ironically restrict just how much disabled people will be able to use the upper levels in the Heatherwick approved plans.