The Contractors

The Contractors

The four major construction contractors to carry out the building works are:

BAM Construction

BAM Construction is a leading UK construction services company employing more than 2,600 staff with an annual turnover in excess £1bn. BAM Construction is part of the Royal BAM Group, a £5.9bn construction and property company.

BAM Construction provides customers with an established and fully integrated range of construction, property development, design and facilities management services nationwide. Operational markets include healthcare, education, commercial, retail, leisure, mixed development, urban regeneration and public procurement frameworks.

At King’s Cross, BAM Construction has been appointed by King's Cross Central General Partner Limited to design, construct, extend and renovate the Victorian Eastern Goods Yard complex of buildings to provide educational facilities for University of the Arts, London, as well as office accommodation, retail areas, leisure facilities and public spaces.

BAM Nuttall

BAM Nuttall is a sister company to BAM Construction and also part of the Royal BAM Group, a £5.9bn construction and property company. It works in partnership with both the public and private sectors and undertakes the full range of civil engineering activities. It has a turnover of £560m and 2,869 dedicated staff.

At King’s Cross BAM Nuttall is responsible for a wide range of the works on site in both preparing the land for the erection of the new buildings and carrying out both hard and soft landscaping afterwards. Remediation of contaminated spoil, removal and construction of a bridge over the Regents Canal, building of new roads, the installation of utility services, demolition of redundant buildings and the creation of spectacular fountains in the new Granary Square are just some of the works that Nuttall will carry out.


Carillion is one of the UK’s leading construction companies and a market leader in commercial buildings. They employ about 50,000 people operating world wide and have an annual turnover of £5bn.

At King’s Cross, Argent will be looking to Carillion to build commercial offices, residential blocks and surrounding infrastructure. Their initial works include the new head office for Sainsbury’s and one of the accommodation blocks. Building of a Construction Skills Centre is currently underway. It will provide training for local apprentices who will then gain experience working on the King’s Cross Development.

Kier Group

Kier Group is a leading construction, development and service group specializing in building and civil engineering, support services, private house building, property development and Private Financial Initiatives.

The Group employs over 9,000 people worldwide and has an annual revenue in excess of £2.1bn.

The Kier works includes an “Energy Centre”, 250 apartments, 600 space car park as well as leisure and commercial facilities all within 1-3 Canal Street. They are also refurbishing the Great Northern Hotel.


Five Pancras Square, viewed from Pancras Road - © John Sturrock

Five Pancras Square opens

Five Pancras Square, the innovative new community building for the London Borough of Camden, opened in July.


22nd April 2015

Tower Crane Erection w/e 25-26 April 2015

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