King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) has awarded McLaren Construction a tender as the main contractor on their latest R8 development in London. Confirmation of the tender comes few months after McLaren handed over the Luma residential development at Kings Cross. The new R8 development 67-acre in central London site will consist of two 13-storey blocks joined by a two-storey podium garden with landscaped roof gardens to be used by users of both buildings.
To the east of R8 residential and commercial development in London is a residential structure with 72 apartments while the western building contains 170,000 sq ft of office area with the ground floor for retail. KCCLP has signed a management agreement with the premium flexible workspace provider, Office Group to create the lagerst and the first purpose-built design-led, flexible workspace for King’s Cross in the new structures.
The regeneration scheme.
The Regional Managing Director for the Major Projects division at McLaren Construction, John Butten said that McLaren’s scheme at King’s Cross give a view of the depth of capability in one of London’s biggest regeneration projects over a century. “Following on from the Luma high specification apartments, King’s cross are now using the same build quality to more homes, retail and offices. “This should be one of the most significant regeneration projects in the UK. That makes the repeat work at King’s Cross a vital showcase for the can-do culture and aim of always surpassing clients’ expectations, ” he added.
The R8 development in London are designed by Piercy & Co, draws inspiration from the industrial warehouses, with spacious high ceilings and amazing finishes. The residential and commercial R8 development in London will be constructed by McLaren using the fast modern construction ways, like the unitised façade system on the commercial block. Lighting by 18 Degrees also will be carefully integrated avoiding the exterior lighting poles. The scheme is scheduled to complete in 2024.