Carillion has won a £90m contract for the construction of two office blocks as part of the regeneration of King’s Cross.
The contract, awarded by developers Argent and landowners London & Continental Railways and DHL-Exel, comprises the construction of 450,000 sq ft of office space of which 250,000 sq ft have been agreed for pre-letting to Sainsbury’s.
Work is scheduled to start in November 2008 and be completed, ready for occupation, in 2011.
The regeneration scheme, which includes new buildings and renovations, will provide a new school, health centre, student accommodation, office and residential buildings. It aims to complement the recent restoration of St Pancras International to transform King’s Cross into a modern, vital link to the rest of Europe.