Granary Square

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Granary Square fountain in 2012.

Granary Square is a large open space in the London Borough of Camden. Comparable in size to Trafalgar Square,[1] it is part of the larger King's Cross Central development. It has been cited as an example of a privately owned public space in London.[2] The new Central Saint Martins complex is adjacent.

The square incorporates a fountain consisting of 1,080 individual jets [3] rising from the flush paved surface of the plaza.[4] Each jet has its own independently-controlled pump and multi-color illumination.[5] As of March 2015, visitors to the square can interact with the fountains to play a mobile version of the Snake[6] game.

Other squares in the development will include Station Square, Pancras Square, Cubitt Square, and North Square.

View from Granary Square of ongoing development in King's Cross Central.


  1. ^ "Granary Square Opens In King's Cross". June 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ Jeevan Vasagar (11 June 2012). "Public spaces in Britain's cities fall into private hands". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Medway firm Fountain Workshop makes a splash at Kings Cross". Kent Online. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  4. ^ "PROPERTY: Spectacular fountains provide centrepiece for King's Cross development close to university". Camden New Journal. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  5. ^ "njo Technology portfolio: Granary Square, Kings Cross". Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  6. ^ "The fountains in King's Cross's Granary Square are secretly a giant playable version of Snake!". Time Out. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 

Coordinates: 51°32′8″N 0°7′30″W / 51.53556°N 0.12500°W / 51.53556; -0.12500