CGA carried out the refurbishment and fit out of a grade 1 listed building situated between King Cross Station’s platform 8 and 9. The project required listed building consents and method statement approval as part of the Heritage planning conditions. The building is of historic importance, all new works with retained façades were to be as original materials and specifications where possible.
CGA were assigned the fit out and refurbishment package of this project. The scope included; Listed Building planning conditions and obligations sign offs for English Heritage, including the saving and scheduling of materials. Design stages followed the Network Rail forms 2 and 3 process.
The works included; providing office and retail space for Network Rail staff and internal clients such as Marks & Spencer’s and First Capital Connect. In addition we installed new ceilings, services, Plant and finishes over three floors. The works were logistically challenging including line possessions, structural works and strip back of all infrastructure and services.
Reinstatement of listed finishings including Lime Plaster. We were responsible as CRE for discharges of the listed building, providing method statements for English heritage. CGA also maintained station assets throughout the works such as; information boards, driver’s signals and clocks.
We provided full design and build including new power from main intake through station to new main distribution board, new sub distribution boards to each commercial outlet. Maintaining signal and station information boards working at all times. Installing new air conditioning, plant and equipment. We moved existing plant and condensers and re-commission. All new works were to Network Rail standards, including fire alarms data and the like. The station is a building of significant architectural interest and therefore all services works needed to be considered and approved by English Heritage under listed building conditions to be approved and signed off before work commenced.