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  • Five Pancras Square opens
    Five Pancras Square, the innovative new community building for the London Borough of Camden, opened in July.
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  • Giant King's Cross mural is unveiled
    A huge new mural, designed by the illustrator Gregori Saavedra, has been revealed in King's Cross. The mural depicts some of the new landmarks, restaurants and events of the neighbourhood.
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  • ArtHouse tops out
    The team working on ArtHouse celebrated a milestone on 15 January when they completed the concrete frame and reached the building's full height.
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  • More affordable homes completed off York Way
    Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions on York Way have been completed, providing 143 more homes in Camden.
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  • Stable Street opens
    The work to finish the Western Transit Shed has also led to the opening of Stable Street.
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  • New public outdoor Sports Pitch completed
    A temporary outdoor sports pitch behind the Granary Building and off York Way has been completed.
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  • ArtHouse update
    Construction of ArtHouse is well underway. The remaining section of basement, ground floor slab and ramp has now been completed at the northern end of the building.
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  • Gasholder No. 8 restoration complete
    The restoration of Gasholder No.8 has been completed. The last remaining gasholder at King's Cross was dismantled last year and taken off-site to be refurbished.
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  • Green Wall
    A green wall has been completed on the side of the Gas Governor building in Goods Way and is now providing food for thousands of bees, as well as a lush green frontage to the road.
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  • Granary Square – new public space for London opens
    Granary Square, in the canalside heart of King's Cross, is now officially open to the public.
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  • First residents move into King’s Cross
    The first homes, in Building R4 on York Way, have been completed and residents are now moving in.
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  • Granary Complex scoops Mayor of London’s top prize
    The Granary Complex scooped the Mayor of London's top award for Planning Excellence at the London Planning Awards in January.
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  • New homes at King’s Cross
    Construction of Buildings R4 and R5 continues...
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  • Completed public space
    The paved public space outside King's Cross Station concourse has been finished...
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  • Open spaces begin to take shape
    By October, 4,500 staff and students will be working and studying in the newly completed University of the Arts London's campus.
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  • Less than a year to go before the University opens
    By September 2011 the doors will be open to the University of the Arts London's Central Saint Martins campus and 4,500 students and staff will be animating the area in and around King's Cross.
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  • EGY Update - West Handyside Canopy
    Shot blasting of the old paint work to the cast iron West Handyside Canopy is ongoing...
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  • EGY Update - Covered Street in the University
    The covered street located within the University building is a central route/atrium that runs north-south along the line of the former Assembly Shed...
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  • Progress on services within the University
    Another project milestone has been reached as the University building is now connected to the mains water and electricity grid.
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  • EGY Update - Western Transit Shed
    Construction works have continued to make a weather tight shell of the Western Transit Shed in order to help protect and preserve the building...
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  • Staff and students arrive a year too early!
    Staff and students of Central Saint Martins had the opportunity to look round their new home at King's Cross recently.
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  • On-site with affordable homes at King's Cross
    Building R4, adjacent to York Way, starts on-site with construction company Carillion in mid November.
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  • Sustainable City Gardening
    Building on the success of the King's Cross ‘Skip Garden', Global Generation and partners have developed the ‘Hoop Garden' on the site of the old Construction Training Centre.
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  • EGY Update - University of the Arts London (UAL)
    Development reached a new project milestone in the last quarter with the completion of the reinforced concrete frame that will house the studios and workshops.
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  • EGY Update - The Granary & West Handyside Canopy
    Minimal repair and cleaning have been undertaken on the north elevation of the Grade II listed Granary building.
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  • SEFI - The Boulevard
    Part of the Southern Enhanced Framework Infrastructure works (SEFI), The Boulevard will provide a direct ‘desire line' link from King's Cross, St Pancras International and London Underground stations to the University of the Arts London campus and Granary Square via the new Canal Bridge, reducing the walk time to around 5 minutes.
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  • SEFI - Station Square
    Detailed designs have recently been submitted to the London Borough of Camden for Station Square, a new public square between St Pancras International and the new King's Cross Station Western Concourse.
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  • SEFI - New Bridge
    Part of the Southern Enhanced Framework Infrastructure works (SEFI), the new bridge over the Regent's Canal is progressing well.
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  • SEFI - Re-alignment of Goods Way
    Goods Way, which runs east-west through the site from Pancras Road to York Way, will be raised as part of the KXC development. This will enable the provision of two new bridges across the Regent's Canal.
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  • King's Cross Energy Centre
    The King's Cross Energy Centre and Primary Electrical Substation shell works are now complete, and the six month fit-out of plant by the various utility contractors involved in the project is now well progressed.
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  • Metroline relocation
    Carillion started construction of the new Metroline bus depot on 4th April at the Linear Land site off the recently named Freight Lane.
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  • Works to York Way
    In the forthcoming months there will be considerable activity and disruption along York Way to create a new junction. This junction is opposite Copenhagen Street and forms the entrance to a new street on the development, Goods Street.
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  • King's Cross - St Pancras Underground Station
    London Underground has been remodelling and increasing the capacity of the King's Cross – St Pancras Underground Station.
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  • King's Cross Station Redevelopment
    Network Rail is investing £500m to transform King's Cross Station into a world class transport hub by 2013, providing passengers with more trains, better connections and a more pleasant experience.
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  • Shared Service Yard
    A new Shared Service Yard has been taking shape below the ground at King's Cross.
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  • Great Northern Hotel Arcade Works

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  • EGY Update - Winter/Spring 2010

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  • St Pancras International

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  • Eastern Goods Yard Update
    Work on the University of Arts London campus has progressed at a fast pace. With the new slate roof, brick repair and repointing to the external elevations complete, the scaffolding has started to come down on The Granary.
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  • Great Northern Hotel Arcading Works Update
    We are pleased to announce that Kier's construction work to the Great Northern Hotel Arcade is nearly complete.
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  • King's Cross Central Skip Garden
    Next to the Stanley Building you will now find the King's Cross Central Skip Garden, a self-sustaining vegetable garden with a twist – it's moveable.
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  • A New Bridge over the Regent's Canal
    King's Cross is about to get a new landmark. Over five days in the New Year, the first of three proposed bridges over the Regent's Canal will take shape.
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  • Gasholder No. 8 Competition Update
    Congratulations to Bell Phillips + Kimble who won the Gasholder No. 8 competition King's Cross Central ran throughout the summer.
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  • King's Cross Energy Centre Progress
    The Energy Centre and Primary Electrical Substation shell is progressing well in the north western part of the site. This is the first construction phase of Building T1.
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  • Goods Way
    Goods Way has seen some activity, with the removal of some pedestrian guard rails to aid better pedestrian movement.
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  • Environmental Responsibility
    As part of their planning commitment, King's Cross Central has set up air quality monitors as well as noise monitors.
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  • New Energy Centre at King's Cross
    Kier has started work on the Energy Centre which is situated in the north west quadrant of King's Cross Central.
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  • Heritage Restoration
    As part of the Great Northern Hotel arcading works, Kier Wallis have been reinstating one of the original stone staircases ...
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  • Give and Gain Day
    Staff from Argent and Carillion recently donated one day of their working week to help enhance a local school's playground.
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  • Recycled fashion show in Camden
    Children from Brecknock Primary School in Camden made a documentary and recycled clothing to put on a dazzling fashion show for World Environment Day.
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  • BAM Site Visit for Camden Jobtrain
    BAM's King's Cross Central Eastern Goods Yard team is hosting site visits for students from Camden Jobtrain. Camden Jobtrain provides training and support for young people in seeking qualifications and employment.
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  • Environmental Responsibility - Noise
    As part of being a "good neighbour", King's Cross Central is continually trying to reduce construction noise. To this end we have taken special steps to control and monitor noise.
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  • Formal Opening of the Construction Skill Centre
    The formal opening of the King's Cross Construction Skills Centre took place on Monday 23rd March 2009 and was conducted by Richard Barnes, Deputy Mayor of London and Lord Young, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills and Apprenticeships.
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  • Ready Steady Work Day
    The King's Cross Business Action Group (KXBAG) and Camden Working (CW) held an employment and training session on the 13th March at the Holiday Inn, Camden Lock. BAM Construct UK and CW co-created the Ready Steady Work event to raise awareness of employment opportunities across a range of sectors and provide practical pre-employment support to local jobseekers.
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  • Top 100 Companies
    BAM Construct UK has been included in the UK's Best 100 Companies to work for in a list compiled by the Sunday Times on the 8th March 2009. Alistair Neill, BAM's Director of Personnel, said: "It is a big achievement for BAM to make the Best 100 Companies to Work For. It reflects the value we put on good quality people. Ultimately, the quality of the company's people make it what it is and drives its success and its reputation."
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  • Design a Planter Project
    BAM Construct UK Ltd has recently organized a nature project with a local school. A class from St Aloysius Junior School in Camden were invited to take part in the 'Re-usable Roof Gardens Project'.
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  • View the scheme
    King's Cross Central has a dedicated marketing suite. It's a very modern facility, within the Grade II Listed German Gymnasium ...
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  • Winter 2009 - Brief Update
    Last year saw a lot of preparatory work on site and this year we are starting a major new building within the Eastern Goods Yard ...
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  • Apprentice Scheme
    King's Cross Central is working with the London Borough of Camden to support a local Apprentice Scheme through work based learning in construction training, and will employ a number of Apprentices on its site.
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  • New tube exits at King's Cross
    When High Speed 1 was under construction a pedestrian subway directly between St Pancras International and King's Cross Station was commissioned (shown by the red line above). This subway is for passengers travelling between the tube and the stations and is to be brought into service by the end of 2009.
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  • Future Works - Energy Centre
    Subject to Reserved Matters approval Kier, will start to build the King's Cross Central Energy Centre in the north west part of the site in June 2009 ...
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  • King's Cross Construction Skills Centre
    A new Construction Skills Centre has been built at King's Cross Central with the purpose of training local people to work on the site over the next ten to fifteen years. It was designed by David Morley Architects and completed in December 2008 ...
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  • Environmental Responsibility
    Keeping the roads clear of mud and dust is one of the environmental responsibilities that the King's Cross Central contractors take very seriously ...
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  • The Eastern Goods Yard
    The skyline is changing at King's Cross ...
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  • Contractors' Name Change
    Two of our contractors have had name changes - nothing more! HBG has adopted the brand of its parent company Royal BAM Group. It's new name is BAM Construction. Likewise Nuttall will now be called BAM Nuttall.
  • Japanese Knotweed Under Control
    Most derelict land contains some areas of Japanese Knotweed and small pockets have been found on-site. These are being treated by the Contractors in accordance with the Environment Agency's Knotweed Code of Practice.
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  • Eastern Goods Yard - Update
    The University of the Arts London is making good progress with its three tower cranes constantly on the move carrying steel, concrete and other construction material.
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  • The Great Northern Hotel - Update
    The lower two floors of the Great Northern Hotel have been removed and will be replaced by a ground floor slab at the same level as London Underground's new Northern Ticket Hall.
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  • Visitor Centre and Marketing Suite
    A permanent public exhibition has been set up in the German Gymnasium opposite the domestic entrance to St Pancras international.
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  • New Road Bridge over Regent's Canal
    BAM Nuttall will start piling to create the foundations for a new road bridge over Regent's Canal which is to be bigger, stronger and wider than the one removed in May 2008.
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  • Heritage Salvage
    Much of the building and archaeological material removed by construction to heritage structures is salvaged for potential re-use. This heritage material is then catalogued and moved to a central store on-site, where it will remain until a decision is made regarding its re-use.
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  • Monitoring Environmental Conditions
    As part of our commitment to environmental management, we are setting up permanent monitoring points for both noise and air quality levels. These monitoring points will be set up close to residential areas so that they can be used to best effect.
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  • The Great Northern Hotel
    Contractor Wallis, part of the Kier Group, is altering the lower two floors of the hotel so that it can tie into the new King's Cross Station concourse glass canopy. Work started in March 2008 and will last 78 weeks.
  • Goods Way Railway Bridge
    This bridge was removed on 28 May using an 800 ton crane and the canal tow path was reopened ten days earlier than programmed.
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  • Archaeological Investigations
    Archaeological investigations have found several interesting artifacts including parts of the original railway turntables and bits of the turning mechanism such as capstans.

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Five Pancras Square, viewed from Pancras Road - © John Sturrock

Five Pancras Square opens

Five Pancras Square, the innovative new community building for the London Borough of Camden, opened in July.


Notices

27th November 2014

Evening Road Works on York Way - w/c 8 December



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