Posted: Tuesday 31st March 2020

We would like to provide you with an update on construction works at King’s Cross, as we have received a few enquiries about this in the light of COVID-19.

The current advice from the UK government is that construction sites can continue to operate. We have been working with contractors on each site to ensure that they modify their working practices to comply with social distancing rules and put measures in place to keep people safe. This will include a significant reduction of staff on site, staggered working hours and extended welfare, as well as making parking facilities available so workers do not have to use public transport.

We will of course monitor the situation and government advice daily and will adapt our approach based on this.

We have received a few specific enquiries about the artwork in Lewis Cubitt Park. The installation had started before the government restrictions came into force and the structure could not be left as it was. We decided that it was necessary to complete the installation and secure the artwork. Throughout the installation we were in regular conversation with the company working on the installation to remind them that they must adhere to social distancing rules while working. Work on the sculpture has now completed and we’re looking forward to welcoming you to an opening ceremony for the artwork with the artist, once normal life resumes.

If you have any queries regarding construction or the points raised above, please do get in touch by emailing construction@kingscross.co.uk or calling our freephone helpline: 0800 328 8840.

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