Providing 8,700m² of floorspace, the building is the latest scheme to top out in the King’s Cross redevelopment programme, which is radically changing a former run-down industrial site in central London into a vibrant business neighborhood.
Described as one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe, it will include 50 new buildings, 2,000 new homes, 20 new streets and 10 new public squares spread over 67 acres.
The Aga Khan Institute’s building is opposite the Coal Drops Yard, a former Victorian railway coal depot that is being converted into a retail destination.
The Aga Khan represents the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and his Institute is developing five buildings in total at London’s King’s Cross as part of a new 4.5-acre campus.
The Institute’s building is due to complete in 2018.