KING'S CROSS ST PANCRAS

London Underground

King’s Cross St Pancras is the busiest station on the London Underground network. This major infrastructure project improves circulation, access and safety for passengers with the construction of new ticket halls and pedestrian tunnels. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the nine year construction programme allowed the station to remain operational throughout.

The new, double-height Western Ticket Hall provides a dramatic entrance to the Underground from the Eurostar terminal and links directly to the original ticket hall which is expanded and refurbished. The new Northern Ticket Hall is the station’s main orientation space. Its folded ceiling leads, via escalators cut into the floor, to new pedestrian tunnels that reach the deepest level lines.

Team

Client
London Underground Limited (LUL)
Civil and Structural engineer
Services engineer
Lead Designer
Quantity surveyor
Traffic management
Lighting/Fire/Acoustics
Arup
Project manager and Delivery agent
Metronet Rail
Contractor
Phase 1
Costain Taylor Woodrow JV
Phase 2 civil
Balfour Beatty
Phase 2 tunnels
MorganBemo JV
Planning and Heritage manager
CJ Associates
Funding
Department for Transport

Photography
Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
Paul Riddle

Data

Completion date
Phase 2 2010
Phase 1 2006
Location
Euston Road
London NW1

ICE London Civil Engineering Award
ICE Infrastructure Award
2010
National Rail Awards
Civil Engineering Achievement of the Year
2010
National Railway Heritage Awards
Restoration Award
2007
IStructE Heritage Awards
Commendation
2007