As part of the massive regeneration of King's Cross, London, BBS was commissioned to supply 340 tonnes of reclaimed cobbles for Coal Drops Yard.
Over the past 170 years the brick viaducts of Coal Drops Yard have seen it all. From its original purpose as Victorian London’s coal storage facility to the beating heart of the 1980’s Rave scene, Coal Drops Yard has a rich industrial and cultural history.
With its latest transformation to become London’s most exciting shopping and eating destinations, Coal Drops Yard is now home to a wonderful mix of independent shops and restaurants with cobbled walkways and relaxing urban spaces that lead to Regent’s canal.
As part of this impressive public realm project and to reflect the rich history of Coal Drops Yard, BBS’s complex brief was to exactly match reclaimed cobbles to the existing cobbles already laid at King's Cross and surrounding areas.
Working on behalf of our client Maylim who are specialists in external works and hard landscaping, we successfully sourced and supplied the perfect product.
After supplying several sample panels for consideration, BBS provided a reclaimed cobble with a fantastic mix of colours and tones, all of which gave the antique look required to complement the history and heritage of this impressive project.