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 2016/2017.
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)
Wharf Road Final Finishes
On Thursday 3 September the wooden hoarding at the entrance to Wharf Road will be removed and replaced with a netted heras fence, which will run flush against ArtHouse, restricting pedestrian access to the building via this route. Access will be maintained via the northern end of Handyside Gardens and via York Way. From Monday 7 September, the tarmac outside ArtHouse will be removed, creating 4-5 days of loud noise while this work is undertaken. Access to ArtHouse will remain restricted via this route for a further three weeks while resin bonding and paving is applied. Once complete, the heras fence will move back to the original hoarding position, opening the access route to ArtHouse again, and will remain in position until the end of the year. We apologies for any inconvenience these works may cause.
Beaconsfield Street - Closure
Beaconsfield Street has been closed between Handyside Street and Rubicon Court to facilitate the construction of Building R7. More details on the construction of Building R7 will follow in due course.
Relocation of Skip Garden
The Skip Garden is moving from Beaconsfield Street to Canal Reach (at the top of Lewis Cubitt Park). The new Skip Garden has been designed in conjunction with students from the Bartlett School of Architecture and will be completed in the summer.
Construction of R7
Construction of Building R7, an office development with retail and an independent cinema at ground floor, commences in May 2015, and will complete in 2017. To enable these works to progress safely and with minimum disruption to the public, a short section of the Handyside Street footpath outside R7 will be closed, and a diversion will be in place to route pedestrians on to the opposite side of the street. Over the coming months, construction traffic will begin to travel in to the R7 site via Gates 21B and 22B on Handyside Street. A traffic management system will be in place to ensure a safe environment for the public. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call our freephone helpline on 0800 328 8840 or email
Goods Way Part Closure - 23-24 May
Goods Way will be reduced to one lane over the weekend on 23-24 May to allow for the erection of a 500 tonne crane on the B5 (4 Pancras Square) site. As part of the traffic management programme for these works, temporary traffic lights will be place during these works. If there are any problems, please contact Declan Galvin on 07789 694 520. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works.
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.
Removal of Gas Holder No.8 Mock Up
The mock up for the canopy in Gas Holder No.8, currently located opposite the MUGA, will shortly be removed. Once removed, the hoarding line will be extended to include the site which was used for the mock up.
Canal Towpath at Gasholder No.8
To finish the canal towpath and at Gasholder No.8, a temporary pontoon has been put in place. The towpath will be reopened when the works complete at the end of September.
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.
Gasholder Triplets
Non-noisy works will be undertaken until 7pm on weekday evenings. These works will begin week commencing 17 August 2015 for a period of four weeks.

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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28th August 2015

Wharf Road Final Finishes


R7 Handyside Street Exterior - © Forbes Massey

Building R7 unveiled for King's Cross

Building R7 is a 150,000 sq ft Grade A office building with retail and an independent cinema at ground level.

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