Behind King's Cross sits the Maiden Lane Estate

Behind King's Cross sits the Maiden Lane Estate
16.11.2014
History
Behind King's Cross sits the Maiden Lane Estate Behind King's Cross sits the Maiden Lane Estate

Behind King’s Cross sits the Maiden Lane Estate, a brutalist housing development penned in between several railways lines and York Way.

It sits on a sloping site overlooking the city’s skyline, an interstice  between Victorian terraces, railway land and a regeneration area, formerly ridden by crime and prostitution.

It was designed by the architects George Benson and Alan Forsyth, and built between 1979 and 1982. In accordance with the modernist spirit, the architects put the users at the centre, designing the scheme from the inside out.

We visited Maiden estate to take a few photos. Here is a small selection. 

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