The latest round of UKCMRI exhibition has produced a new image of how the proposed lab would look, taken from the British Library looking up Ossulston Street:
My first thought was that this is clearly a building that belongs on an industrial estate, not on top of a residential area. That was also my second thought…
I also took the chance to take another close study of the model – now adapted as promised to be more “see-through” at the point where the arms of the “Y” shape meet, a very small visual improvement, but no real reduction in the bulk of the building.
It is only too clear how much it will dominate the area. Seen below from the north…
… and here from King’s Cross station.
A local resident I was talking to later raised the interesting question about the effect on air quality of that great wall of glass facing St Pancras station, with all of the slow-moving taxis grinding their way along Midland Road.
He told me about a highly relevant upcoming meeting of the London Forum at 6pm for 6:30pm on Thursday 15th April at the Gallery, 75 Cowcross Street EC1, near to Farringdon station. The speaker will be Simon Birkett, Founder of the Campaign for Clean Air in London.