Show of warmth: Planning permission has been granted for a £4.2m office scheme on the site of the temporary Almeida Theatre in King’s Cross, north London. The scheme, designed by architect Jestico + Whiles, will house the Community Housing Association’s head office. The roof of the 3000 m2 block will be planted with sedum vegetation, which will provide additional insulation for the building. The project team includes structural engineer Alan Conisbee Associates and QS MacConvilles.