The two projects, currently badged R7 and R8, are part of the next stage of the 67-acre King’s Cross Central Development. They will provide a mix of housing, retail, leisure and commercial office space.
The R7 scheme is a new development of 150,000 sq ft. Its West tower will have 13 storeys of offices above a cinema and retail units while the East tower will hold 11 storeys of offices above retail space at ground level. R8 is a circa 200,000 sq ft scheme to construct a mixture of private and affordable housing together with office accommodation and retail space.
Both schemes will commence in 2016.
King’s Cross is being developed by the King's Cross Central Limited Partnership, which brings together Argent King’s Cross Ltd Partnership, London & Continental Railways and DHL Supply Chain.
These contracts are the latest in a line of projects with which Kier has been involved at King’s Cross. Kier is currently redeveloping the Grade II listed Midland Goods Shed and East Handyside Canopy for supermarket chain Waitrose with offices above for the Guardian Media Group.
It recently completed the £42m ArtHouse scheme, a housing development providing 143 homes for the area, and also 5 Pancras Square, the £65m public services hub for Camden Council.
Kier chief executive Haydn Mursell said: “We are delighted to be awarded two substantial new contracts at King’s Cross with Argent. Across this development, Kier is demonstrating its broad range of capabilities and we are proud to be part of the team revitalising this exciting area of London.”
“As the London market grows at pace, we are establishing ourselves as a delivery partner of choice on major projects, regeneration schemes and in high-rise development. We look forward to continuing to increase our presence in the market.”