Kings Cross and St Pancras Maintenance

Project Value: Over £1.5m

Tate provide full mechanical and electrical building services management using direct staff.

Services Covered:

Air ConditioningElectricalHeatingPlumbingRail ServicesRefrigerationVentilation

Site Details:

  • Network Rail renovated and expanded a beautiful Victorian structure to create a transport hub that is ready to accommodate the unprecedented numbers taking to the railways.
  • The bright, spacious new concourse is the largest single-span structure in Europe. It opened in March 2012 in time to welcome the world for the Olympics.
  • The project was completed with the revealing of the original station facade and the opening of the 75,000 SQ ftn King’s Cross Square in front of the station.
  • Multiple new Daikin air-conditioning VRV systems were installed throughout the station along with energy efficient ventilation systems.
  • Two dry air coolers are installed to provide condense water to retail units to allow for efficient heat reclaim from refrigeration equipment.
  • The concourse area is equipped with intelligent lighting and entry doors are explosion resistant.
  • Tate also mange ST Pancras Thameslink station direct for Network rail as part of this contract and due to our work we were appointed as nominated subcontractor to NG bailey to manage St Pancras over ground and Eurostar terminals

Contract Scope:

  • To provide mechanical services planned preventative maintenance and engage and manage specialist contractors on Network rails behalf.
  • Tate provide full mechanical and electrical building services management using direct staff.
  • This includes for all HVAC works.
  • Tate also work with the following specialists 
  • Automatic access – automatic and roller shutter doors
  • Bems -Building management systems
  • Colt international – fire shutters
  • Delmatic – intelligent lighting
  • Tes – environmental – Pumps
  • Hamworthy – boilers

Contract Milestones:

  • Started maintenance in 2009 with the initial handover of the eastern range building this proved problematic and resulted in close cooperation with the client main contractor and manufacturers.
  • Worked closely to rectify major warranty issue on chilled water plant this resulted in new coils being fitted these needed to be craned onto the roof Tate arranged road closures with transport for London and conducted a trouble free night lift of twenty coils.
  • Tate took full handover of the concourse during the 2012 Olympics which required an increased vigilance to prevent down time of equipment and loss of service.
  • Tate staff worked closely with station staff and visitors from around the world during this busy period.
  • The handover was trouble free and no downtime was recorded.
  • The station mechanical and specialist contractor tender was issued 2013
  • Tate produced a winning bid and secured the contract for a further three years
  • Awarded subcontractor status for NG Bailey St Pancreas over ground

Site specific Risks and Issues:

  • Working on Network rail managed stations presents a number of problems there is an extremely high number of interfaces with the vast passenger numbers who pass through these sites.
  • Operatives work in the public view and must conduct themselves to the highest standards
  • This applies to all aspects of heath safety and environmental awareness
  • The risk of terrorism is still present and Tate staff must always be vigilant and work with station staff
  • The stations employ highly sensitive fire detection equipment with a two stage system which will result in automatic evacuation if two areas activate at the same time.
  • Tate operatives work to stringent rules to prevent activation during works.

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