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March 2015

Granary Squirt – it’s a world first!

Granary Squirt app, Granary Square Fountains, King's Cross
March 2015

Granary Squirt – it’s a world first!

The team of geeks and geniuses at The Fountain Workshop are always looking for ways to embrace new technologies. Our latest development (and it’s a world first!) is Granary Squirt – an app that allows anyone with a smartphone to control and play with the fountains at Granary Square in the King’s Cross development.

To make it even more entertaining, we developed games. The first to be released is the 70s arcade classic, Snake.

Read on to find out how you can join the fun…

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January 2015

Pancras Square is open!

Water feature at Pancras Square, King's Cross by the Fountain Workshop
January 2015

Pancras Square is open!

On the 22nd January, Pancras Square opened to the public. This beautiful new square is at the gateway to King’s Cross.

The square is conceived by Townshend Landscape architects and we worked with them to develop the water feature that cascades through the terraces towards a view of the St Pancras Clock Tower.

November 2014

100 years of remembrance

Poppies in the Granary Square Fountains, King's Cross
November 2014

100 years of remembrance

On November 11th, the fountains at Granary Square morphed into poppies to commemorate our war dead and to mark 100 years of remembrance.

The poppy has become the familiar symbol of Remembrance Day. These flowers bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I – their brilliant red colour a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

October 2014

The Water Maze at Merchant Square

Merchant Square Water Maze, Paddington
October 2014

The Water Maze at Merchant Square

The Water Maze at the Merchant Square development in Paddington is open!

The maze is an interactive water sculpture with water jets arranged in three concentric circles. The jets rise and fall in blocks creating “doors” in the water walls…it’s like a simple, but ever changing maze. As “doors” open, passers-by are challenged to make their way to the centre without getting wet!

Just a short walk from Paddington station, the square is a traffic-free oasis. As well as the water maze, there is a striking bridge across the Grand Union Canal designed by Knight Architects.

September 2014

Under development Stockton Town Centre

The fountains at Stockton High Street by the Fountain Workshop
September 2014

Under development Stockton Town Centre

Stockton’s High Street is undergoing a transformation! The centrepiece of the redevelopment is the new water feature, which can operate in three modes: reflective pool, pool with low foaming jets and also as a dry surface with interactive pavement jets.

The project opens soon and the investment in the public realm is already seeing results, with dozens of independent businesses flocking to the area.

April 2014

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park- the opening weekend

Fountains Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, by the Fountain Workshop
April 2014

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park- the opening weekend

More than 50,000 people visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on its opening weekend! Among them were Boris Johnson and Prince Harry.

You can read about the park opening in this article in the Daily Mail.

August 2013

The AJ loves our fountains!

Granary Square Fountains, King's Cross, by the Fountain Workshop
August 2013

The AJ loves our fountains!

Rory Olcayto writes about the King’s Cross development in the latest issue of Architects’ Journal, and he’s very complementary about our fountains.

“The fountains are what makes the brand new space so public. All summer it has felt like a beach. Children – and quite a few adults too – turn up in swimsuits and trunks to lark around for hours. Local families gather on the scattered deck chairs, or under the grove of lime trees alongside, and often stay all day, picnicking until the sun goes down…it’s a real people’s meeting place.

You can read the full article here.

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