Plot T6, Kings Cross Central, Canal Reach

Providing a marker for the northern edge of the King’s Cross regeneration area, this design comprises a slender 27-storey tower on a prominent corner of York Way with a 14-storey shoulder creating a south-facing entrance courtyard. The scheme houses 669 student bedrooms through a mixture of cluster flats and self-contained studios, as well as generous terraces for communal areas. A double-height reception area with a café space offers an active frontage to York Way and a meeting place for students and visitors.