Kings Place


Strategy
Kings Place is a game-changing commercial and mixed use development majoring on workspace, with bespoke spaces for performance, visual art, conferencing, café, bar and restaurant.

Conceived and developed by Parabola, ZZA were appointed at project inception – as strategists on building use in the core project team. We input to the vision, competition brief, and selection of the architects, then worked with the team to realise the brief for the office and public spaces, and promote the spatial synergies for mixed use.

Kings Place opened with a rich cultural programme, attracting a lively user base day and night. The offices let rapidly, with over half taken at plan stage by Guardian News Group. The project’s acclaim includes the BCO ‘Best of the Best Award’, and the developer’s recognition as Client of the Year. Ziona’s book, Energy People Place: Sustainable Urban Paradigm, describes how the project broke new ground, using vision, focus, and research to challenge received wisdom.