Crabtree powers into King’s Cross Underground station

Crabtree
Crabtree electrical equipment is being used extensively in the latest redevelopment of Kings Cross Underground station.

Over 50 Crabtree electrical distribution boards are being used in phase 2 of the redevelopment of Kings Cross Underground station, which is necessary to cater for increased passenger flows resulting from commuter growth and the new Eurolink terminal at St Pancras. This latest development will provide a new 5000 m2 concourse, over twice the size of the existing one, with new shops and restaurants.

Crabtree Polestar Section 12 distribution boards will supply all electrical services to the station and the shopping plaza beneath. These LUL-approved boards are fitted with 25 mm 16 kA MCBs. Crabtree Metalclad wiring accessories with plain surface boxes are used throughout the working areas because they can be custom drilled to LUL’s specific requirements while maintaining the integrity of the boxes.

Capital metal-plate accessories with chrome finishes are used elsewhere in the office and shop areas.

LUL specifies Crabtree switches because they have labyrinth protection to the rear for extra safety, preventing inadvertent access to live parts when cabled and reducing visible arcing.

For more information on this story, click here: Feb 09, 140
Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

Grenfell is the building industry's Piper Alpha says CIBSE

The recent passage of the Building Safety Act is a welcome recognition of the fact that making safe buildings is a highly skilled operation says the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, endorsing the need for more effective regulation and a profound change in culture.

Underlying project-starts uptick indicates gradual recovery, Glenigan data suggests

  • 13% rise in detailed planning approvals against the preceding three months
  • 18% decline in main contract awards against the previous year
  • 9% increase in underlying starts during the three months to May

Glenigan has released the June 2022 edition of its Construction Review.