What shops will be at Coal Drops Yard?
Designer's favourite, Tom Dixon will relocate to Coal Drops Yard in March 2018 with a new flagship and showroom at its new location The Coal Office. The brands flight will be followed by leather goods manufacturer Lost Property of London, English shoemakers Cheaney, glasses brand Cubitts and a digital agency, Manifesto, all opening later in 2018.
The shopping centre hopes to attract smaller, more boutique shops that will foster a personal relationship with customers and provide an 'immersive retail experience'. And with only a few brands confirmed so far, there are plenty more surprises to come in 2018.
The area is the perfect place for a project of this kind. King's Cross is site of Central St Martins fashion school, a pond for wild swimming, and stores from Nike, & Other Stories and Jigsaw. There's even a massive Waitrose. The area is already home to designjunction, the London Design Festival's annual trade show of pioneering design, plus London Fashion Week shows from Paul Smith to Alexander McQueen have shown in the Coal Drops Yard space since 2010.
Thousands of visitors arrive direct to King's Cross St Pancras from Europe and the north of England every day. As such, the area gets a massive influx of international visitors looking to experience all that London has to offer. Coal Drops Yard could be their first impression of London, and the team are determined to make it a good one.
There was a time when you stepped off the train at King's Cross and got on with your onward travel as fast as you could. Red light district, dead space and clogged canals were its hinterland. Before this, the area was industrial heartland. Heatherwick Studio, the designers, will retain the original Victorian arches of the yard: once used to house coal 'dropped' off by trains from the north of England.
Stay tuned for opening announcements in 2018.
|What||Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross|
|Where||Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
On 01 Oct 18, Exact opening dates TBC
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