Kings Cross audio visual entry

Kings Cross access control

Kings Cross glass doors with pull handle


Kings Cross

In 1998, Network Rail commissioned John McAslan + Partners to comprehensively upgrade King’s Cross to make a new Quarter and European gateway to London providing enormous benefits to approximately 55 million passengers who will pass through the station each year.

The first phase of the £450 million multi-phased project was the return of the neglected King's Cross station Eastern Range Building to its former glory, bringing back into use 6,500 m² of commercial office space. Extraordinarily proportioned, the Victorian structure is approximately 250m long by 12m wide and comprises three levels of accommodation suspended over the historic cab road.

Allgood Trio worked closely with John McAslan + Partners and Laing O’Rourke / Costain JV resolving problems in the supply and installation of access control to the building. As the whole site is Grade I listed, consideration had to be given to maintaining the state of the building fabric. With the use of wireless card readers, readers on working doors and card readers on stanchion posts, Allgood Trio was able to provide the ideal installation. In addition, specialist entrance gates were provided and installed.

Works on site commenced in September 2007 and the project achieved staged completion from January 2009. The result is a highly attractive, practical place of work and the reinstatement of another piece of London’s history, safeguarding King’s Cross station for future generations to appreciate.

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