Granary Square

A set of eight giant benches for Granary Square at King’s Cross.  The square is one of London's newest public spaces, and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The benches are arranged in a formal arrangement of facing pairs around four existing fountain pools. Carved in Cornish granite each is 8m long by 1.2m deep and weighs around 4 tonnes. The aesthetic of the benches borrows from the eroded quality of naturally occurring granite boulders resulting in smooth, curvaceous and comfortable forms.

Client: King's Cross General Partnership
Year: 2015


Video showing the benches being made and installed.

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