KGX1 Google HQ, London
SCOPE: Enabling works including demolition & temporary supports
PROJECT VALUE: £2.8m
Google’s London Head Quarters will be built upon an existing service yard structure serving London Kings Cross and St Pancras. Within the roofed service yard we are carrying out enabling works including various different demolition methods and structural strengthening.
Our package includes traditional demolition, specialist demolition by diamond cutting and lifting, Hydro demolition, significant steel temporary works, permanent steel jacket strengthening to circular columns, permanent carbon fibre strengthening of existing concrete beams and installation of permanent fabricated steel plate girders and columns.
Our works are anticipated to take circa 12 months working alongside specialist concreting teams, pilers and steel erectors working to extend the existing building envelope to the side and upwards. All works are sequenced to minimise both disruption to the Network Rail operations/deliveries and the ongoing structural remodelling packages.
The project involves significant liaison with Network Rail and the design/installation of a bespoke steel crash/working deck which also provides lateral support to the existing Victorian Grade 1 Listed Southern Train Shed and Platform Eleven of St Pancras Station.