Bam Construction has won a contract to refurbish the Fish and Coal buildings at King’s Cross.
The buildings, which follow the curve of the Regent’s Canal and date back to the 1850s, will house a Jamie Oliver pub, restaurant and creative space once refurbishment is complete. There will also be modern offices, studios and design spaces housed in the building as part of the redevelopment.
Jamie Oliver Group will open a restaurant within the brick arches on the ground floor, and will also open a pub in the Western end of the building, with a roof conservatory and an outdoor roof terrace. It will base staff in offices and studios on the upper floors.
The project is part of developer Argent’s King’s Cross Central Partnership, and work has already begun on the refurbishment, with completion scheduled for spring 2016.
Bam is already involved in several major projects as part of the King’s Cross development. The company was revealed in October to be working with Argent to build Four Pancras Square, which will include 173,000 sq ft of space over 10 storeys, with 20,500 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor.
Bam is also building Argent’s Three Pancras Square, which is a 160,000 sq ft office space, understood to be worth over £50m. It is expected to be complete in summer 2016.
Commenting, Bam construction director Mike Donegan said: “Bam is very pleased to continue its work on this landmark central London development. Bam is behind something like a dozen structures here.
“Our work here for Argent shows how trusted and successful we are at turning the most ambitious and high profile projects into reality for the UK’s leading developers.”