Rolling Stock Yard, London

A new destination for creative enterprises

Client: Volker Fitzpatrick
End user: Deepdale Holdings Investments Ltd
Project value: £20million
Architect: Squire & Partners
Time on site: 8 weeks
Location: London

Designed by world-renowned architects, Squire & Partners, Rolling Stock Yard is a nine-storey building boasting 57,600 sq. ft of contemporary office and light industrial space in King’s Cross’ trailblazing cultural quarter.

Supporting engineering and construction giant, VolkerFitzpatrick, we set out to create a building which met the needs and demands of modernday occupiers and reflects the capital’s drive to deliver new cultural co-working hubs; all whilst meeting the health and safety demands of COVID-19 to protect our team and our fellow contractors working alongside us.

Complete with cycle storage, refuse stores, shower facilities and a single basement level, our remit was to deliver a bespoke joinery package which comprised a reception area with Garnica plywood panelling to the walls and ceiling, a plywood reception desk with under counter units, a blackened steel surround which ran along the walls and soffits, and a plywood rear wall with CNC cut track patterns and vinyl signage.

A new café area followed a similar look and feel with Garnica plywood panelling and blackened steel surrounds, with the steel procured from a specialist supplier as per the client’s request. Vanity units with black Corian tops and splashbacks and bespoke vanity mirrors were also hung within the toilet facilities on each floor.

“Under challenging circumstances, both in terms of COVID-19 and more generally the busy location, the team worked tirelessly to execute this project.  Accomplishing this sophisticated office space in King’s Cross demonstrates our specialist ground engineering knowledge, our capabilities for high-quality construction and fit out, and our ability to nurture relationships with our supply chain, local businesses and communities.”

Stuart Deverill, Managing Director, Volkerfitzpatrick Building Division