“Having CJ Associates as part of our team, advising on consents and planning issues, has helped to smooth the progress of this complex construction project. I have no hesitation in recommending their town planning expertise and consents experience.”

Charles Ball | Project Director, Costain O’Rourke Bachy Emcor Rail Joint Venture, St Pancras Contract 105 CTRL

King’s Cross St Pancras Station Redevelopment

Client: London Underground

Overview

King’s Cross St Pancras is one of London’s busiest underground stations. A major upgrading of the station was necessary to meet increased passenger demand from the new High Speed 1. The project included expansion and redevelopment of the existing ticket hall and construction of two new ticket halls underground involving major interfaces between London Underground and Network Rail.

The works had an impact on King’s Cross and St Pancras mainline stations, both Grade 1 listed buildings and affected other listed buildings in a Conservation Area. CJ Associates was responsible for obtaining all planning and heritage approvals to the Grade 1 listed building under the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) Act, preparing a suite of agreements with Network Rail, Union Railways and DfT; and managing commercial negotiations between Network Rail and London Underground.

Key Services

Consents, Town Planning, Land and Property

  • Obtaining all planning and heritage approvals to the Grade 1 listed building under the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) Act.
  • Preparing a suite of agreements with Network Rail, Union Railways and DfT.
  • Managing commercial negotiations between Network Rail and London Underground.

Value Added

Operation of 24 hour construction helpline kept local residents informed resulting in low numbers of complaints. The service was commended by London Borough of Camden. All consents were obtained to programme, with no significant adverse decisions or delays due to planning or heritage consideration.