Canal Street / York Way
Junction open for access to Urbanest's student accommodation building (completed July 2013) and construction vehicles. Initially this will be a priority junction. Traffic lights to be installed when Triangle Site (opposite) is developed.
Plot R4 / Plot R5 / York Way
Not a signalled junction. Currently in operation.
Goods Way / York Way
Amend traffic lights when junction is re-configured as part of the permanent development of the petrol station site. Approximate implementation in 2018/2019.
Goods Way
Goods Way northern footpath open. Between Pancras Road and King's Boulevard the southern footpath and part of the carriageway will be closed for construction from June 2012 to 2017 and pedestrians will be diverted on to the northern footpath.
Boulevard / Goods Way / Regent’s Canal Bridge
Zebra crossing now in operation. Upgrade to full signal junction when the Boulevard opens to buses and taxis (earliest 2016/2017).
Pancras Road / Boulevard
Traffic signals installed. Full signal junction when the Boulevard opens to buses and taxis (earliest 2016)
Beaconsfield Street - Closure
Beaconsfield Street has been closed between Handyside Street and Rubicon Court to facilitate the construction of Building R7.
Relocation of pedestrian crossing
The hoarding on the Building R7 site is being extended on the north side of Handyside Street to meet the road. The pedestrian (zebra) crossing on Handyside Street (currently located immediately to the west of the West Handyside Canopy) is being moved 10 yards to the east as there will be no pedestrian route along the north side of Handyside Street during these construction works.
Pancras Road
The traffic lights at the junction of Pancras Road and King's Boulevard will be relocated and improvements to the pavement in the vicinity of the junction will be undertaken.
Changes to the fencing at Roseberry Mansions
From Monday 26 October 2015, the fencing will be extended to join up with the wall of Roseberry Mansions, which will close of the area of temporary parking next to Roseberry Mansions as this will form part of the construction site for a new residential building. This will initially be a netted heras fence until the new wooden hoarding is constructed. In addition, a new construction gate will be created along Beaconsfield Street for construction vehicles, which will be securely managed and operated. There will be a noticeable increase in construction traffic along Beaconsfield Street while the works take place. Construction of the new buildings will commence in November 2015 and complete in late 2016. The contractors will be taking all steps possible to reduce noise created by these works, but there will unavoidably be some noise created. We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.
Crane installation at Coal Drops Yard
A tower crane will be erected on the Coal Drops Yard construction site over the weekend of Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016. Works are due to take place 8am-6pm on both days, however, weather permitting, it is hoped to finish earlier on Sunday. The mobile crane, which will be used to install the tower crane, will be arriving on site at 7am on Saturday via the Gasholders Triplet's construction gate on Handyside Street. Once it has arrived, the engine will be switched off and no works will commence before 8am. The contractors will be doing everything possible to minimise noise and disruption. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause.
T1 Crane Base Removal
After the removal of the T1 tower crane over the weekend of 6-7 August, the contractor will be removing the concrete tower crane base between the period of Monday 8 August to Saturday 20 August. The tower crane base is positioned between the new Tapestry Building and the existing Plimsoll Building. The base will be removed using a combination of core drilling and hydraulic brakers. The contractors will seek to limit noise by utilising an acoustic screen but some vibration should be expected. Working hours are expected to be 08.00-18.00 hrs Monday to Friday and 08.00-13.00 hrs Saturday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.
Temp closure of Cubitt Park Path
During the next phase of construction work at Fenman House (plot R6) we are committed to ensuring the safety of members of the public using the Lewis Cubitt track (the footpath linking the park with Tapper Walk). Therefore it will be necessary to close the track to both cyclists and pedestrians over the weekends of 13-14 August and 20-21 August whilst we install a protected walkway. During this time, pedestrians will need to use the recently opened Canal Reach or York Way as alternative north-south routes. Cyclists should note that Canal Reach is one-way for northbound access only. Southbound access is via York Way. Whilst Lewis Cubitt Park will remain open during this time, it will not be possible to use it as a thoroughfare to travel further north. Signage of the alternative routes will be provided during the closure periods, however a map of the diversions is available by clicking 'more' below. The King's Cross Pond Club will remain open as usual during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience the temporary closure of this path may cause.
Opening of Canal Reach
We are pleased to advise that a new piece of temporary public realm in the northern part of the site opens on Monday 8 August. From this date a new one-way system will be in operation along Handyside Street and Canal Reach. The flow of traffic has been heavy across this area of the Estate and it is hoped that the opening of Canal Reach and the introduction of a one-way system will combat this and ease congestion. Please note that Stable Street is only for service vehicles and taxis, not through traffic.

Welcome to Construction News at King's Cross.

This website will keep you informed about construction activity required to deliver offices, homes, shops, community facilities and fantastic new streets and squares to King's Cross.

Information within these pages relates to the 67 acres between King's Cross and St Pancras International Stations, extending north, beyond Regent's Canal to the High Speed 1 railway embankment.

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25th August 2016

Important Notice:Planned maintenance in your area


Visualisation of Somers Town Street Bridge - Moxon Architects

Somers Town Bridge gets planning consent

The proposed new bridge, given the green light by Camden Council in March, will span the Regent's Canal, connecting King's Cross by the Western Coal Drops, to Camley Street and the Camley Street Natural Park beyond.

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