King’s Cross is the home to both National Rail and Underground Stations connecting London as an easily accessible commuter hub to the rest of England and Scotland. 1,200 ton of steel, mounted on a central funnel and 16 tree columns have created a huge half‐shell together with a shallow curving lattice with a secondary aluminium structure of fully glazed infill panels.
PHD were commissioned to install the access requirements due to the high precision required and our vast experience in this project genre. The positions of all prefabricated steel ladder elements were exactly set out and supported by PHD’s carefully plotted scaffold structure.
PHD’s direct propping access solution has allowed minimal scaffolding and maximum load bearing, whilst the roof elements are welded together to form London’s latest landmark .
The project will help to treble the size of the concourse and ease the congestion of a station that has in excess of 47 million commuters pass through it each year. The station’s redevelopment is the centrepiece of the Kings Cross area which at 67 acres, is one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe.