SCOPE OF WORK The concept of King's Place was to create an architecturally inspiring mixed-use development which is now home to the Guardian and adjacent to King's Cross and St Pancras stations.
The site is situated next to the Regent's Canal which was used to transport materials from a nearby holding yard and removing waste to reduce the risks of road delivery.
Extensive enabling works were carried out to allow diaphgram wall installation, this was followed by the design and implementation of temporary works propping to allow for a bulk excavation to form the new basement void.
The structure comprises of two basement levels, which were constructed in a piled cofferdam alongside the canal, three cores from basement to roof level and a seven-storey structural steel frame, with composite concrete on metal deck floors. The cofferdam was braced by temporary steel props connected directly to a concrete capping beam which minimised the obstruction to the RC works beneath. The three cores were constructed using slipform equipment which enables an early start to erection of the structural steel frame.