Kings Cross Redevelopment

Client:Network Rail
Sector:Major Infrastructure
The Kings Cross Redevelopment, a renovated arched railway building with modern curved roof.

The Project

The Kings Cross redevelopment project represents a £500m investment into the Capital’s transport infrastructure to create a world class hub.

The redevelopment honoured 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 integrated transport links with both domestic and international routes.

  • Electricity

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 was the successful bidder in both cost and technical criteria, and having worked with them on numerous occasions in the past we had every confidence the team would not only be competitive but also would deliver this complex, prestigious project on time and with the utmost professionalism. The Power On team did not let us down.

Tim Mortlock,Energy & Utility Services Director, UPL
View down a road with two circular buildings in the back, and more glass fronted shops to the right.

A Landmark Location…

The redevelopment of the station and expansive concourse has created new retail and restaurant units. The open piazza at the front of the station is larger than Leicester Square.

Challenging Connections

Working on behalf of Network Rail, Power On has constructed and installed a 5.5Mva electrical supply for the scheme, which included a twin circuit, 4km, off-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 also provided additional back-up supplies for the scheme. As the site crosses two boroughs, Camden and Islington, this work also involved negotiation with two local authorities.