Finalist in the Offsite Construction Awards – Kings Cross Q2 is a remarkable two-storey cross laminated timber (CLT) and glulam framed development located in central London. The site presented many challenges and with three busy railway tunnels running directly beneath, an extremely lightweight structure with a shallow sub-structure design was required that would not disturb railway activity taking place just a few metres below.
The resulting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building with its cross laminated timber and glulam structure, provides an excellent solution to the engineering challenge, whilst also delivering a beautiful bespoke architectural design. The project is further enhanced with a tailor-made hybrid cross laminated timber and glulam staircase which takes pride of place within the main entrance.
Initially to be occupied by a local Construction Skills Centre, with large workshops and teaching spaces – the scheme has been developed to allow for the future conversion to a public sports hall facility with associated gym and changing spaces and has been designed for this later conversion with minimal disruption.
Our congratulations go to all our construction partners and Arup for reaching the finals of the Engineer of the Year category and architects Stride Treglown for being shortlisted in the Best Use of Timber Category.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the Offsite Awards will be taking place online via a live virtual awards ceremony on 22 September 2020.
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- Developer: Argent
- Main Contractor: BAM Construction
- Architects: Stride Treglown
- Concept Architects: Bennetts Associates
- Structural Engineers: Arup
- CLT Specialist Contractor & Structural Engineers: B&K Structures