Network Rail announces work to demolish old frontage begins

Network Rail is about to start work on the final phase of the King’s Cross transformation to create a new public square, ready by late 2013.

The space currently occupied by the 1970s concourse will be demolished, revealing the Victorian Grade I listed station façade for the first time in more than 140 years.

Network Rail will soon start to close all facilities in the old southern concourse and complete their careful demolition in phases, aiming to ensure you can exit platforms 0-8 with minimum disruption.

From Saturday 1 to Wednesday 5 September, shops in the old southern concourse will close permanently.

From Monday 10 September, all other facilities in the southern concourse, including the ladies’ toilets, seating, cash machines, photo booth and left luggage will close.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. She also manages King's Cross Community Projects
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3 Responses to Network Rail announces work to demolish old frontage begins

  1. John Ashwell says:

    Amen! Can we all be given a large mallet and demolish this old eyesore ourselves?! Now that would make for a good community event… I think I will get the bubbly in the fridge in anticipation of its demolition! Roll on the revealing once again of the graceful, simple lines of the station frontage, unobstructed by such ugliness.

  2. Alex says:

    Hear hear! Away with Brutalism once and for all.

    But there should also be a memorial to the smallpox hospital that occupied the site before the station was built.

  3. Lisa says:

    Good riddance! I can remember a meeting some time ago where they were trying to put over to the community that the frontage would be gone before the Olympics started. Yeah right!

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