Chapter Living King's Cross

Chapter Living King's Cross

Tigg Coll Architects
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Project Year

Wellness Centres
Andy Matthews
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Mosaic TileSolus Ceramics
Crittal style glazingReynaers Aluminium
Flooring: Vinyl, Aged Oak PlanksAmtico
Metal meshAsh & Lacy Perforating
Integrated metal up lightsMullan Lighting
Exposed concretePUUR Floors

Product Spec Sheet
Mosaic Tile
Capital by Solus Ceramics
Crittal style glazing
Flooring: Vinyl, Aged Oak Planks
by Amtico
Metal mesh
Integrated metal up lights
Exposed concrete

Chapter Living King's Cross

Tigg Coll Architects as Architects

TCA were appointed to reimagine in excess of 15,000sqft of social spaces that exist within and throughout the building. The project delivered a new communal and more inclusive reception space, private and communal study and social areas, a new gym, fitness studio, dual lecture spaces and ancillary office facilities. The existing building lacked a coherent internal spatial resolution and facilities to address student needs for both today and the future.

The design for the refurbishment was conceived from the contextual history and local character of the area, drawing on the Industrial heritage and language of the iconic Kings Cross station. The main arrival hall has been stripped back to reveal the original concrete and steel structure, and a context-inspired material palette, including metalwork and ceramic tiles,wall paneling and mosaic flooring.

Bespoke joinery is central to the design of the scheme, including carriage-style booth seating and study benches, and a curved solid oak station-style bench that runs through the arrivals hall leading to the main lift core to the student rooms, which dramatically increases the sense of arrival to the property bringing back the heritage connection with King’s Cross Station.


Material Used :
1. Flooring: Vinyl, Aged Oak Planks, Amtico
2. Flooring: Mosaic Tile, 'Capital' Range bespoke to architect’s TCA design, Solus Ceramics.
3. Flooring: Exposed concrete, PUUR
4. Wall tiles event space: Glazed ceramic tiles, Crackle Glaze Duck Egg Subway Wall Tiles, Tonsof Tiles Ltd
5. Metalwork event space: Painted Metal work and cables, Bespoke to follow architects TCA design, execution by Ermine engineering/ Parkeray Ltd
6. Glazing to study area: Crittal style glazing, Reynears
7. Featured bench seating: FSC European oak slats, bespoke to follow architect’s TCA design, execution by Hicks Joinery
8. Featured bench seating lighting: Integrated metal up lights, Bespoke to follow architect’s TCA design, by Mullan Lighting
9. Metal mesh: Expanded metal mesh infill panels. Mesh 7-61F weather finish, Ash & Lacy Perforators 
10. Booths seating fabric: Fabric, Piccadilly GoldK5099/01, Kirkby

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