R8 is a pair of 10-13 storey, mixed-use buildings designed around a central courtyard. The building features a textured brick façade and industrial style windows, echoing the King's Cross heritage. The building offers 68,000 sq ft of office space, 3,208 sq ft of retail and 151 residential units, of which 69 will be market and 82 affordable units. The building will meet the BREEAM standard 'Excellent' and will be linked to the site-wide district heating network.