King’s Cross Station is being transformed into a world class transport hub which can meet future demand and offer the best facilities for passengers. Over £400 million is being invested in the station, funded by the Department for Transport and Network Rail.
The station is being extended through a new western concourse, three times the size of the current concourse area. Passengers will be able to enjoy new shops and restaurants, as well as improved access to services on the Underground, the new Thameslink station and domestic and international services at the adjoining St Pancras International station.
GK Design Contracts took on the design of arch glazing in the Eastern Goods Yard.
- The requirement to weather a number of aged, arched openings, in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
- The need to keep component types to a minimum in spite of greatly differing structural openings.
- Interpreting point cloud survey data.
Point cloud survey data compiled into more user friendly 3D solid data.
Bespoke steel framing system designed and approved with low-profile and discreet edge sealing details.
The opening sizes were normalised so as to minimise the offset between the new, bespoke framing and the existing structure.
- The need to fabricate individually sized frames was avoided, thereby reducing lead times and costs through standardisation of components.