101 Camley St

Bordering the regents canal, 101 Camely St is a mixed-use residential and commercial office development in Kings Cross London. The development comprises a North and South Tower rising to 13 storeys and incorporating five passenger lifts, a cycle lift and a 5000 kg vehicle lift. Completed 2021.


Full consultancy duties following RIBA plan of work stages 2 through to 6.

Particular Challenges

  • One of the towers had differing class of residential accommodation including affordable. The vertical transportation strategy involved having the passenger lifts with through cars. The front entrance to the lifts opened out into a lobby for one class of residential accommodation, the rear opened out into another. With the appropriately access control regime specified this optimised the lift use in the development.
  • With limited space available coming up with a car and shaft size that worked architecturally was a key requirement. With the lift being used for a variety of service functions, we worked closely with the design team, particularly the transportation consultant to understand those requirements and then, to ensure an optimal size of lift car and capacity was specified to meet all them, whilst using minimal as possible space take in the building.

Project Team

Architect: Unit Architects Ltd

Contractor: Ardomore Construction

Services Consultant: Cudd Bently Consulting



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