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 2018/2019).
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.
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.
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.
Handyside Street closure 17-19 February
We are closing a small section of Handyside Street between the Platform Theatre and Stable Street junction from the evening of Friday 17 February to late evening on Sunday 19 February to allow the set up and operation of a mobile crane on the R7 construction site. Between 19.00hrs on Friday 17 February and 01.00hrs on Saturday 18 February the crane will arrive on site and will be set up on Handyside Street. These works should not be noisy but will involve vehicles moving into place. The contractors will work carefully to minimise the noise caused in the set-up and we apologise in advance for any disruption caused. On Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February works will take place between 08.00hrs and 18.00hrs lifting plant on to the roof of Building R7. As soon as the works have been completed the crane will be de-rigged and removed from site. Handyside Street is expected to reopen around 22.00hrs on Sunday 19 February, however, please note the works are weather dependent and the time given for reopening Handyside Street is an approximation. For safety purposes a one-way system (in reverse to the current one) will be operated from Canal Reach to Goods Way for all traffic during this period. Pedestrian access along Handyside Street will also be closed and will be redirected around the University building.
R6 Utilities Works
Whilst we undertake works to the R6 plot (for the Fenman House Building) for the week of Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February we will need to close Beaconsfield Street to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians will be able to walk around the south side of Rubicon Court.
Triplets Crane Removal
We will be dismantling a Tower crane on the Triplets construction site over the weekend of Saturday 25th February and Sunday 26th February between 08.00- 18.00 each day. The works will involve a mobile crane being driven to site to assist in the removal.
Removal of Crane at R7
We will be removing a crane from the R7 site across the weekend of Saturday 25th February and Sunday 26th February. In case of bad weather, the works will take place the following weekend (4th and 5th March OR 11th and 12th March). A mobile crane will be driven onto site between 06.00 – 08.00 on Saturday. To minimise noise during this time, vehicles will ensure that beepers are turned off where possible as they are manoeuvred into place. The main set-up and dismantling will take place between 08.00 – 18.00. On Sunday works will commence at 08.00 and continue until to 18.00.

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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21st February 2017

UPDATE: Crane Removal on Triplets site cancelled due to high winds


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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