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.
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
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.
Weekend working at Tapestry (Building T1)
As part of the planning and ongoing works to Tapestry Apartments (Building T1), it is necessary for us to carry out weekend works to complete the building. From Saturday 21 November until May 2016, our contractors, Kier, will be working on the site during weekends. Saturday working hours will be 08.00-17.00 and Sunday working hours will be 09.00-16.00. The works taking place will be to complete the façade and balcony installation - a crane will be in operation to undertake this but we do not anticipate there to be any noisy works. Please note that the crane will only operate on Saturdays. Additional works will also take place within the building to complete interior works to the apartments. Please note that at the site entrance to the building (Gate 22C, Handyside Street), contact telephone numbers will be on display for the supervisors from Kier, who will be on site and can assist with any immediate queries. We apologise if these works cause you any inconvenience.
Enabling Works for Building S2
Enabling works will commence in late January, until March 2016, to prepare the site ahead of construction of the S2 Building on Handyside Street. The main construction programme will commence in March and the building is due to compete in late 2017. From Monday 25 January until March 2016 (week days only) between 08.00h to 18.00h, the contractor will be installing some temporary sheet-piling along the southern boundary of the site fronting Handyside Street. This section of work is anticipated to last for 4 weeks and will start in the south-east corner, working westwards towards the Plimsoll Building. A crane and press-in machine will be in operation during these works and whilst our contractors will be taking all steps possible to reduce noise created by these works there will, unavoidably, be some noise created. Contact telephone numbers for the contractor supervisors will be on display on the S2 site hoarding on the corner of Lewis Cubitt Park. They will be on site and can assist with any immediate queries. We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.
Crane erection on R Zone
As part of the construction work at the northern part of the King’s Cross development, a crane will be erected on the R3 construction site to facilitate the planned and ongoing Zone R West basement construction to the south of Roseberry Mansions and plot R6. Works will take place during normal working hours on Friday 6th May 2016 and are not expected to cause disruption. However, as always with crane erection, the works are weather dependent and high winds could cause these works to be delayed and run into the evening. In the unlikely event that the works are delayed entirely beyond Friday, full details on updated dates and timings will be made available this website.

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 May 2016

Crane erection on Plot R3 on 6 May 2016


View of Fenman House (Building R6) looking north - © Visualisation One Ltd

Fenman House

Fenman House, designed by Maccreanor Lavington with interiors by Johnson Naylor, is now under construction on plot R6.

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