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    Carmody Groarke: King’s Cross Filling Station (Pic Extrude Media)

A look at Carmody Groarke's great petrol station transformation in King's Cross

Posted by Liv Siddall,

It seems too much of a coincidence, what with Baz Lurhman’s Great Gatsby on its way, that a disused petrol station in a run-down King’s Cross street has been transformed into an impossibly chic dining space by architecture studio Carmody Groarke. Exciting rumours of old petrol-pumps being transformed into prosecco fountains are flying around, along with tales of the Donald Urquhart murals that decorate the interior of the King’s Cross Filling Station.

Semi-permanent (it will stand for two years before new homes are built on the site as part of the King’s Cross development) comfortable and airy, the corridor-like fibreglass space will play host to the public as an area for art and culture events and for the joys of fine dining for two years until the plot of land is taken over to allow space for new housing development. Kevin Carmody says of the project: “The installation of semi-permanent architectural interventions will allow the site to transform into a destination for cultural events and a unique dining experience.”

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    Carmody Groarke: King’s Cross Filling Station (Pic Extrude Media)

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    Carmody Groarke: King’s Cross Filling Station

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    Carmody Groarke: King’s Cross Filling Station

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.