AN Islamic centre bankrolled by one of the world’s richest men has become the latest potential tenant to show interest in taking up some of the empty space at the King’s Cross Railway Lands development.
The Aga Khan, the hereditary leader of a branch of Muslim worshippers, funds a university and cultural centre based on the Euston Road.
Known for being a world leader in racehorse breeding, his Aga Khan Foundation group are locked in talks with the owners of the 67-acre site. Developers King’s Cross Central Partnership have recently been accused of offering space to anyone who could stump up the cash – and not on their worth to the area as a whole.
A source said discussions are ongoing, but just last week the Diocese of London confirmed they had looked at building a Christian mission centre but got cold feet because of costs rising to £40million.
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