Regent's Canal Bridge, London

KEY FACTS

  • Clients

    Argent

    Bam Nuttall

    Carillion

    Kier

Regent's Canal Bridge, London

PBA designed the centrepiece bridge crossing the Regent's Canal into Granary Square, King's Cross.

It is a 23m span fully integral bridge with precast post-tensioned concrete beams supported off contiguous bored pile foundations.

The bridge is the main route for the services crossing the canal, and the space demands and alignment requirements left little cross-section for the structural concrete; an issue which PBA resolved to create a robust and lasting structure.

The bridge concept was developed in conjunction with Martin Knight Architects, using a type of parapet, with bespoke lit end pilaster details, that has never been used in the UK before. Although there were many engineering challenges during the construction of the bridge, they were all overcome to create a striking piece of urban infrastructure.