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)
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.
Improvements to Gate 21
As part of the planning and ongoing works around the Midland Goods Shed, changes will be made to the fencing around the construction site entrance on Wharf Road, replacing this with solid hoarding panels. Gate 21 will also be moving forward to meet York Way, which will allow works to continue behind the hoarding to complete the building refurbishment and surface finishes, prior to the opening of the new Waitrose store in the Midland Goods Shed this autumn.
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.
Excavation Works on Wharf Road
Due to the Wharf Road works, excavation is taking place near the entrance to ArtHouse. These works will commence in early June and are expected to last two-three weeks.
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.

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.  


4th June 2015

Excavation Works on Wharf Road


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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