Argent St George is planning a £2bn regeneration of King’s Cross in London that will see gastro pubs, restaurants and clubs replace crack houses and other sleazy joints.

The catalyst for the plan is the opening in five years’ time of the Channel Tunnel rail link to St Pancras.

Phased construction will take 15 years and about 50 new streets could be created.

The Observer 06/10/02 page 15