Camley Street

Camley Street

Powell Dobson Architects

Nestled in the exciting Kings Cross district of London, Onyx Apartments is a new development that offers residents the best of everything: comfort, ideal location, unmatched views of the city and access to an array of restaurants, bars, shops, parks and galleries. Working closely with developer Taylor Wimpey, contractor United Living and Cross Border partner Skonto Plan, Reynaers has ensured residents receive the highest level of thermal insulation and safety, while also being able to take advantage of the unique London panorama.

Onyx Apartments is an 11-storey building located on the banks of Regent’s Canal, which offers 117 bespoke homes with one, two and three bedroom options. The development was designed as a modern, elegant and professional living environment which is reflected in the look and feel of the entire building. Residents are offered a range of facilities, including a 24-hour concierge service, access to a residents’ roof terrace, two enticing entrance lobbies and cycle storage.    

Comfort and safety were two top priorities in bringing this project to life and Reynaers was brought on board to achieve those aims. The CS 86 ‘High Insulated’ (HI) aluminium window was specified, as it offers an overall insulation value (Uf) of 1.0 W/m²K, making it one of the most energy-efficient windows on the market. RB Glass was also used, an add-on glass balustrade which offers an additional layer of security without compromising the transparency and design of the windows. To further enhance the insulation level of the apartments, Reynaers’ CP 155 ‘Lift and Slide’ (LS) aluminium door was specified as part of the project, a product which creates maximum glazed areas while also maintaining comfort.

Commenting on the development, Neil Garner, International Project Consultant at Reynaers Aluminium UK said: “We are proud to be a part of the redevelopment of Kings Cross district. Onyx Apartments is a great example of a project that combines elements of luxury and practicality, bringing a fresh perspective to the area. At Reynaers, our mission is to enhance the living and working environment and I believe we achieved that as part of this project through the comfort and security that our doors and windows offer the new residents.”

Kings Cross has been undergoing major transformation work, with new residential areas being built, in addition to a flourishing variety of green spaces, restored heritage buildings, a bustling food and drink scene and shopping areas. Located in the heart of London, residents benefit from quick transport links to the rest of the city as well as internationally from St Pancras station. 

 

Fabricator: 
Skonto Plan
Architects: 
Powell Dobson Architects
Location: 
London, United Kingdom
Photographer: 
Nick Short Photography