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.
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.
Acoustic Testing in Gasholders Apartments
Acoustic testing will take place inside the apartments at the Gasholders between 18.00hrs and 20.00hrs on Wednesday 30 November. This is non-construction testing and will not involve any disruption to nearby residents.
Late running works at R6
The R6 (Fenman House) contractors are concreting the last roof slab today but due to the extreme cold weather this morning the concrete plant was only able to start supplying concrete at 10.30am. This will have a knock-effect on site and is likely to mean that concreting works will continue past 6pm. The contractors anticipate these works will finish by 6pm with all personnel leaving site at 7.15pm. We apologise for these late running works.
Infrastructure works on Handyside Street
The contractors are due to commence the installation of a new High Voltage (HV) cable from the Energy Centre on Canal Reach to the new Zone A development. The works will involve opening up cable pulling pits to pull through previously installed ducts. The first of the pits will be opened at the end of this week (week ending 20 January) on the Handyside Street pavement, outside the P2 plot. Pedestrian access along Handyside Street will be maintained during the works.

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.

Feel free to ask us a question or read about construction milestones, technical achievements in our articles, and special notices of future works.  


5th January 2017

Late running works on R1 on Saturday 7th January


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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