Kings Cross Station Redevelopment

A landmark location...

The Kings Cross redevelopment project represents a £500m investment into the Capital’s transport infrastructure to create a world class hub by 2013. The redevelopment will honour the station’s Victorian heritage via the restoration of the Grade 1 listed station facade, train shed and ticket hall while at the same time creating a 5,000m² concourse with new retail and restaurant units; open piazza at the front of the station, that is larger than Leicester Square and integrated transport links with both domestic and international routes.

Working on behalf of Network Rail, Power On Connections constructed and installed a 5.5MVA electricity supply for the scheme, which included a twin circuit, 4km ff-site cable route through London, crossing a rail bridge and various other Network Rail structures, terminating on site into a multi-panel 11kv switchboard. Power On Connections also provided additional backup supplies for the scheme. As the site crosses two boroughs, Camden and Islington, this work involved negotiation with two local authorities.

UPL was appointed as utility consultant for the King’s Cross redevelopment to ensure the minimum cost design solution for the electricity infrastructure including competitively sourcing the contestable works. Power On Connections was the successful bidder in both cost and technical criteria, and having worked with them on numerous occasions we had every confidence the team would not only be competitive but would deliver this complex, prestigious project on time and with the utmost professionalism. The Power On Connections team did not let us down. Tim Mortlock, Energy & Utility Services Director, UPL