Winners picked from 100 teams to develop ideas for new central London public space bigger than Leicester Square

Six architecture teams have been shortlisted to develop design ideas for a new public square at London's King's Cross station.

The scheme will be bigger than Leicester Square, and will give the capital its first dedicated open approach to a major station.

The six shortlisted teams were drawn up from more than 100 others. The teams are:

  • Field Operations, with Buro Happold, Concepto, Macgregor Smith and Tomato
  • Gehl Architects and Landscape Projects with a team comprising Martin Stockley Associates, Simon Fenton Partnership, four23, and Hansen & Henneberg
  • Gross.Max. Landscape Architects
  • Gustafson Porter with Arup, Space Syntax and Davis Langdon
  • Martha Schwartz Partners and Buro Happold with Squint/Opera, Davis Langdon and Quatro
  • Stanton Williams.

Network Rail and Camden borough council are developing ideas to take advantage of the unique setting.

The scheme will involve providing a fitting frontage to the original historic grade I listed southern face of the station, designed by Lewis Cubitt in 1851, and which will be uncovered for the first time since 1972.

The square, which will be located on the site of the Euston Road concourse, will comprise Network Rail's major station redevelopment.