Somers Town Bridge site works complete - paving the way for a new footbridge over Regent's Canal

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Hydrock has handed over a site to the north of King’s Cross Station that has paved the way for a new bridge to be built over the Regent’s Canal in London.

Carillion, working for the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, appointed us late last summer to remove surplus material and reduce the site level on a small but significant area of land near King’s Cross Station. Hydrock’s site preparation has allowed a new bridge, Somers Town Bridge, to begin being built which will span Regent’s Canal between Camley Street and a new residential development known as Gasholder Gardens. It will form an important connection for pedestrians and cyclists to the west, into Somers Town and vice versa into the heart of King’s Cross.

The site was significantly constrained with both a small footprint and limitations on movements due to the asbestos exclusion zone that was required as a control measure during the works.

With a number of other works being carried out in close proximity, we successfully worked to a tight programme to ensure no negative impact was made on the other parallel works.

The site has now been handed over to Carillion and work on building the bridge commenced immediately.

Read full details on the project here

Image courtesy of Moxon Architects/Argent LLP.