Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence

The new University of the Arts London Campus at King’s Cross has scooped the Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence at last nights London Planning Awards. The Mayor awarded the prize jointly to the London Borough of Camden, English Heritage, architects Stanton Williams and developers Argent.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "The Granary Building is a stunning development that embraces the past while looking to the future. The transition from a depository of Victorian grain, to a university where the seeds of artistic ideas sprout, has been handled with great sensitivity and flair. It has brought an enlightened focus to the wholesale regeneration of the surrounding area and is a project that matches my own vision for London."