Category:Kings Place

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English: Kings Place is a major construction development site on York Way, Kings Cross. Kings Place will be the first concert hall built in London since the Barbican Centre opened in 1982.
  • The building houses two halls; a 420 seat concert hall and a 220 seat flexible performance space, as well as galleries, public spaces, and offices. Part of the development will be the new headquarters for the London Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Guardian newspaper.
  • Construction on the site began in 2005 and was completed in summer 2008; the opening festival started on the 1st October 2008.
  • The acoustics of the halls have been praised for their clarity, immediacy and low noise. The acoustic design was by Arup Acoustics; Arup also provided building engineering, fire engineering and venue systems design.