Regent’s Canal Bridge, King’s Cross, London
CONTRACTOR: BAM Nuttal
CLIENT: Argent Developments
CONSULTANT ENGINEER: Knight Architects
King’s Cross is one of the largest redevelopments in London. The 67 acre site has a rich history and has a unique setting. What was an underused industrial wasteland is being transformed into a new part of the city with homes, shops, offices, galleries, bars, restaurants, schools and a university.
The new bridge over the Regent’s Canal provides the main access to the site from the recently refurbished King’s Cross concourse.
13 unique Post-Tensioned bridge beams with decorative soffit detail.
Site constraints led to the need for beams with an extremely low span to depth ratio, a requirement made more challenging by the architect’s requirement for a deeply textured finish on the beams’ soffits and a mitred ‘Picture Frame’ detail.