Be+ Lab: Central Saint Martins Architecture Students run Creative Consultation

Central Saint Martins College is a world famous art college and recently moved next door, onto the new Kings Cross development. We have developed a close relationship with the college this year, especially with the architect department. Students, under the expert supervision of the college staff, have been working with residents and the committee on design ideas for the East West Link through the estate. This gives us access to the latest cutting edge thinking in the world of architecture including input from the famous architect and urbanist Teddy Cruz visiting from California. Perth House concierge office was transformed over summer into a design think tank called ‘Be+ Lab’.Picture2Picture3

The Council promised £200,000 of funding towards refurbishing the east west path through the estate from the arch at Jean Stokes Hall through to Bingfield park. You may have seen the new sign on Cally Road. The whole Kings Cross area is getting a spruce up and the east west link will make it easier for everyone in the area to find the place with all it’s jobs and opportunities. People passing back and forth along the link will help keep it safer as you know you are being watched. Central Saint Martins students helped produce design concepts and consulted residents on what we want it to look like and a student from London Met made it into a 3D virtual model to help us visualise it. We engaged graduates from the college to do the drawings we needed for the planning permission application.

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Click here for a sneak pre-view of the virtual model of the East West Link by London Met graduate:

Virtual 3D Model

Click here for the link to the report on the creative consultation done in partnership with Central Saint Martin’s College:

Creative Consultation Report East West Link