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Construction Management Plan (CMP)

In November 2021, Camden Council approved plans for a new UK headquarters and Discovery Centre for global healthcare company MSD at Belgrove House on Euston Road, directly opposite King’s Cross Station, with high quality affordable housing delivered at the nearby Acorn House on Gray’s Inn Road.

Click here to download a copy of the updated draft Construction Management Plan which we are consulting on and will shortly be submitting to Camden Council for review.

At the end of May 2022 we held our first Construction Working group meeting where we asked members of the local community to feedback on the draft CMP. Click here to download a copy of the minutes of the meeting.

Outline construction programme

Outline construction programme

Construction traffic

The primary access for HGV vehicles accessing the site will be from Crestfield Street, with arriving traffic being directed left into the street from Euston Road by a marshal having travelled west down Pentonville Road, turning right into Swinton Street and then turning right along Gray’s Inn Road/Euston Road.

Leaving the site from the access road on Crestfield Street, vehicles will travel south into Argyle Square and turn right into Argyle Street before being directed left onto Euston Road by a marshal.

A second vehicle access is proposed on Belgrove Street and will include a temporary vehicle zone and the construction services including portacabins housing the contractor’s office and worker’s facilities adjacent to the site.

All vehicle movements both in and out of the site will be managed by the Logistics Manager and within standard working hours.

l drivers of large construction vehicles (over 3.5t) will have undertaken Safe Urban Driver training, and the vehicles themselves will be fitted with blind spot minimisation equipment and audible left turn alerts.

Working hours



We are proposing that construction works will only take place during the following days and times. These will need to be agreed by Camden Council following this consultation of the CMP but reflect the Council’s guidelines for construction working hours:

Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

Saturday 8am-1pm 

There will be no works taking place on Sundays or public holidays.

There may be a requirement for work outside
these hours for activities such as:

Tower crane erection/dismantling works.

Mechanical Plant delivery.

Utilities / Statutory Connections.

Services shut down and emergency repairs.

Should the need for these works arise, we will ensure
that we get in touch to let you know in advance.

Noise and dust

Noise, dust and vibration monitors will be installed,
providing real time monitoring with alerts sent to
the project team if agreed levels have been breached.
When an alert is received the works will cease and
the situation/methods reviewed and adapted
before continuing.

Modern well-maintained machinery and tools will
be used for all demolition works to minimise noise
and vibration.

Air Quality Monitors are being installed in advance
of demolition and will be in place throughout the
construction stages.

Being a considerate neighbour

We are currently consulting with the local community on our draft Construction Management Plan (CMP).

The CMP outlines how we will ensure that the construction works will be managed safely and to the highest standards, minimising noise and disruption to neighbours.

Preparatory works: Autumn 2022

Following approval of the CMP, preparatory works will begin in August 2022 and will include:

Establishing the site welfare for workers on Belgrove Street, including toilet and canteen facilities.

Putting up hoardings around the site.

Installing lighting throughout the site.

Soft strip works

Installation of noise, dust and vibration monitoring.

Contacts on site

At the moment we are in the process of appointing our main contractors for this site. Once the final appointment has been made, we will share contact details with you to the relevant teams operating on
the site, so that you can reach out to them directly with any urgent queries or comments.
In the meantime, please direct all your queries to ourconsultation team, using the contact details above.

How to comment

If you would like to share your views on our draft
CMP, you can get in touch with us via:


0800 307 7614

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