Kings Cross Western Concourse

John McAslan + Partners, London, 2012

 

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Redevelopment of the Grade I listed station with the addition of a semiā€circular concourse to the west of the existing train shed

The refurbishment and reorganisation consists of three elements, the addition of the Western Concourse, re-use of the train shed and range buildings and the restoration of the previously obscured Grade I listed facĢ§ade.

The addition of the Western Concourse reā€orientates the station to the west, providing a new entrance to the station and retail elements at mezzanine level.

The concourse sits above the new London Underground northern ticketing hall, adjacent to the faƧade of the existing Grade I listed Western Range, at the centre of the reorganised station. Passengers access the platforms either through the ground level gateā€lines in the ticket hall via the restored Western Range building, or by using the mezzanine level gateā€line, which leads onto the new crossā€“platform footbridge.

The reorganization of the existing station has integrated the main and suburban train sheds for the first time. The 250m long main train shed has been restored to reveal the architecture of the original south faƧade, the north and south gables have been reā€glazed, platform refurbished and the two barrelā€vaulted roofs are being lined with energyā€saving photoā€voltaic arrays along the linear roof lanterns.

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  • Begun: 2007
  • Completed: Mar 2012
  • Sector: Transport
  • Total cost: £547M
  • Procurement: Multiple contracts and forms
  • Address: King's Cross Station, London, N1 9AP, United Kingdom

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