Donseed biometric time and attendance mobile tablets are being used in the construction of Coal Drops Yard, an exciting array of boutique and destination shops and restaurants in the heart of King’s Cross. In addition to the area’s new bars and restaurants, homes, schools, parks and squares, Coal Drops Yard will bring an eclectic mix of independent retailers and signature brands, all with quality and traditional shop-keeping values, and a focus on fashion and lifestyle.
Coal Drops Yard will have around 65 units of varying sizes, including five larger anchors units, opening onto a central public space.
First built in 1850, the historic coal drop buildings were used until 1882 as a place to receive and store coal from the north of England, and were subsequently mainly used for warehousing. From the 1980s they housed nightclubs, including the famous Bagley’s, offices and some light industry.
Over a two-year restoration and build process, Londoners will see the existing Victorian buildings – the East and West Coal Drops and Wharf Road Arches – refurbished and re-purposed in a way that creates a stunning new upper level and improves connectivity, whilst allowing the original forms and functions to be read.
The scheme includes the retention and repair of important historic fixtures and fittings and the proposed extension makes use of traditional materials appropriate to the historic building and its context. The project is being led by King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP), with construction due to start in early 2016 and complete in autumn 2018.