Yada @ Fish and Coal Building
Fish and Coal Building - King's Cross
Developer: Argent LLP
Architect: David Morley Architects
Local Authority: Camden Council
Location: Fish and Coal, Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AA
Canalside offices and restaurant space in the heritage heart of King's Cross
The Fish & Coal buildings are on Regent’s Canal and Granary Square. The upper floors are made up office space, while the lower level arches will form part of a new restaurant. The western end building will be converted into a pub, with a new roof conservatory and an outdoor roof terrace overlooking the canal. The sensitive restoration is by David Morley Architects.
A new elevated park – the Viaduct – similar to the Highline in New York will run along the front of the building connecting Granary Square and Gasholder Park.
The first block was built in 1851 to provide offices for clerical workers associated with the coal trade, with an additional four blocks completed in the early 1860s. The buildings later came to be used by staff administering the distribution of fish, brought into London from the east coast of England and parts of Scotland.