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.
Crane Removal at T1 on 1/2 October 2016
A tower crane on the T1 (Tapestry) construction site will be dismantled across the weekend of Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October between 08.00 and 18.00 on both days. The tower crane is located to the northern end of the Tapestry building and a mobile crane will be brought in to assist with the removal of the tower crane. There may be some noise whilst the mobile crane is being driven in early on Saturday morning but it is unlikely to arrive prior to 08.00. If, however, it does arrive before 08.00, it will be driven into position and power down until works commence. There may be some moderate noise once the crane dismantling starts after 10.00 on Saturday as the connection pins will need to be knocked out in order to take apart the crane sections. The contractors will be taking all steps possible to reduce noise created by the work, but there will unavoidably be some disruption. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause.
R6 weekend work 8-9 October
As part of the planned and ongoing construction works to Fenman House (plot R6 to the east of Lewis Cubitt Park), we will be undertaking some minor adjustments to the construction hoist over the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2016. Works will take place between the hours of 8am and 5pm on both days. No disruption is expected and any noise generated by the works will be minimal. The construction hoist is located on the south side of Fennman House - shown on the attached map. We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.

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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20th October 2016

UPDATE: Gas Leak on Canal Reach


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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