6 Pancras Square, King’s Cross

London

Overview

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  • End Client

    BNP Paribas Real Estate

  • Main Contractor

    Vinci Construction Limited

  • Steel Contractor

    Severfield Plc

  • Budget

    £630k

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Six Pancras Square is the latest development helping to transform the King’s Cross area of London.  This building houses more than 335,000ft2 of office space with a further 10,000ft2 of retail and is the client’s first major development in the UK.  Forming part of the 27 hectare King’s Cross Central development, the largely derelict site is being completely transformed into a thriving business and cultural community with the help of Composite Profiles.

A gateway to King’s Cross, Pancras Square is the beautiful new square at the heart of this impressive development.  Located a stone’s throw from King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations, some 34,000m2 of ComFlor® 46 composite metal floor decking together with edge shuttering and in excess of 140,000 thru-deck welded shear connectors have been detailed, supplied and installed by Composite Profiles to form this 13-storey structure.

The building is currently home to Google’s spectacular new London offices. Other hugely successful brands such as YouTube and Evans Cycles have also seen the value in this quality build and prominent location.

6 Pancras Square is currently being evaluated under the BREEAM 2008 New Construction Assessment and is expected to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating.

The brief was to provide a complete Metal Decking Solution for this landmark redevelopment in central London.

This included ComFlor® 46 detailing, material supply, project management, installation and safety for this prestigious development, whilst balancing the complexities associated with a site located in central London with tight programme requirements.

The Composite Profiles’ approach is always to build good relationships and work closely with key stakeholders, particularly from an early stage to establish precise project requirements.

To create the stunning new Pancras Square, numerous construction projects were running in parallel. Whilst this could make for competition for resources, Mark Norton, Managing Director of Composite Profiles, notes, “From my first visit to site, it was clear that Vinci Construction had a very organised site team. The site was one of the tidiest I have ever seen, and the induction was one of the most thorough. I knew that we’d be able to carry out our works at the speed required and budget required.”

Our Project Manager, Mark Harley, explains how our site teams dovetailed smoothly into the steel erection programme run by Severfield, “We have worked with Severfield on several projects prior to this and many of the team were known to us. This always assists with early stage establishment of requirements and dealing with any niggles as they arise. This has been one of my favourite projects to-date.”

The result is a magnificent building with ComFlor® 46 metal floor decking at its core.  Much of the interior utilizes the pleasing soffit of the ComFlor® 46 for an architectural finish.

Helping to create amazing inspirational buildings and spaces for society is what we have always done at Composite Profiles and is our continuing mission. To see how this part of London has been transformed in recent years is tremendously rewarding. It’s a landmark project that our entire team can be very proud of.

Roy Norton, Founder, Composite Profiles.