Kings Cross Western Concourse
Redevelopment of the Grade I listed station with the addition of a semiācircular 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 reāorientates 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 faĆ§ade of the existing Grade I listed Western Range, at the centre of the reorganised station. Passengers access the platforms either through the ground level gateālines in the ticket hall via the restored Western Range building, or by using the mezzanine level gateāline, which leads onto the new crossāplatform 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 faĆ§ade, the north and south gables have been reāglazed, platform refurbished and the two barrelāvaulted roofs are being lined with energyāsaving photoāvoltaic arrays along the linear roof lanterns.
- 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
- Architect: John McAslan + Partners
- Client: Network Rail
- Structural engineer: Arup
- Structural engineer: Tata Steel Projects
- Quantity surveyor: Network Rail
- Access consultant: David Bonnett Associates
- Project manager: Network Rail
- CDM coordinator: Rod Hewitson
- Approved building inspector : Network Rail
- Approved building inspector : John McAslan + Partners
- Main contractor: Laing OāRourke
- Main contractor: Carillion
- Main contractor: Vinci Construction
- Main contractor: Kier Rail
- Main contractor: Osborne