The £400m redevelopment of King’s Cross mainline station was given the green light by Camden Council last night.

Camden Council granted planning permission for the station revamp, funded by Network Rail and the Department for Transport.

A new, larger station concourse will be built on the western side of the existing station, close to St Pancras. It will have extra space for passengers, as well as shops, restaurants and cafes. 

The station’s grade-I listed Victorian buildings – including the original southern front façade – will be restored. The temporary concourse facing Euston Road will be demolished. This will open up space for a new public square.

Camden Council leader Keith Moffitt said: ‘The new world-class public square will transform this part of Euston Road, making it more attractive for local residents and existing travellers, as well as welcoming Olympic visitors to our borough and London.’