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Competition launched to name London King's Cross streets

King's Cross redevelopment
Image caption The public will have the opportunity to make suggestions for up to 10 new streets

A competition has been launched to name 10 new streets in a redeveloped area of central London's King's Cross.

Around 50 new buildings and 2,000 new homes are being constructed on the 67-acre site.

Entrants can submit as many street name suggestions as they wish by completing an online form or by filling in a form at one of Camden's public libraries.

The competition will run until the end of May and a shortlist will be announced later this year.

Construction began five years ago and last July, the first residents moved into Rubicon Court, while 5,000 staff and students of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design moved to a new campus in the Grade II-listed Granary Complex.

'Imagination'

By 2016, it is predicted more than 30,000 people will be working in the area.

The project has already created a number of new streets, including King's Boulevard, Handyside Street, Stable Street, Beaconsfield Street and Tapper Walk.

The public will now have the opportunity to make suggestions for up to 10 further streets.

King's Cross Central Limited Partnership director Robert Evans said: "We very much hope that local people in particular will get involved in this competition and come up with engaging and interesting names that will stand the test of time.

"We hope this competition will fire people's imagination, creativity and interest in all things King's Cross."

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