VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded a £29 million contract by Reef Group, to deliver The Apex, one of six mixed-use new builds forming the ‘Tribeca’ development in the heart of King’s Cross.
Following initial works in June to demolish the current structure on St Pancras Way, the team will separate the structural slab from its neighbouring plot and then construct the new seven storey Apex building.
The ground floor level will feature reception, cafe and retail areas, whilst levels one to six will have the flexibility to be used as either laboratory or office space. The building will also include a basement level with changing facilities, bicycle and plant storage and a roof with a plant enclosure to service the floors below.
Levels one to four will be equipped with balconies overlooking Regent’s Canal and a stepped back façade at level five will allow for an accessible terrace space. Due to the site’s close proximity to the water, VolkerFitzpatrick will work in close collaboration with The Canal and River Trust throughout the works.
The team will also provide employment and training opportunities for residents of Camden, including 30 apprenticeships and 36 work placements. In addition, a minimum of 10 per cent of the contract value will be reinvested within the borough, through local supply chains.
Stuart Deverill, managing director of VolkerFitzpatrick’s Building division, said: “I am delighted that VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed to deliver this first building within the new waterside Tribeca development. The Apex, a part of this creatively repurposed and thriving district of London, will be a welcome addition to our portfolio of mixed-use projects.”
The project is scheduled for completion in Q1 2023.
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