Carillion wins Kings Cross contract


Developers Argent and landowners London & Continental Railways and DHL-Excel have completed another stage as they continue in their 15 to 20-year King’s Cross redevelopment plan.

Construction firm Carillion has won a contract worth £90 million and has emerged as one of the plans’ three key suppliers, alongside Kier and HBG.

Kings Cross is one of the largest regeneration areas in Europe, and a host of new developments and buildings will soon emerge from its rather dilapidated confines. London office space will increase through the building of several new office blocks – and a new school, health centre, student accommodation and residential buildings will also emerge.

Extensive refurbishment and regeneration of existing buildings will also take place, as the area looks to capitalise on the momentum already established through St Pancras’s impressive refit.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with Argent on this huge redevelopment of a vital part of London," Carillion chief executive John McDonough said.

"We’ve had a strong relationship with Argent for 25 years during which we have delivered projects worth over £170 million for them, the most recent being the regeneration of Piccadilly Place in Manchester."