The plaque awarded to Kier Construction in conjunction with the King’s Cross Central Ltd partnership and Bennetts Associates for their work in restoring the ex-Midland Railway goods shed at King’s Cross and the associated East Handyside Canopy was officially unveiled on site in a ceremony held on 1 September 2017.

The award was announced during the awards ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 7 December 2016 and reflected the success of the restoration in bringing a large industrial  building, with greater historical than architectural interest, back into use. The work undertaken safeguarded the building’s historic features whilst making it suitable for contemporary purposes.

The 2016 Award was named in memory of Deborah Trebinski, the National Railway Heritage Awards’ long-serving Awards Manager, who sadly passed away during the summer of 2016. We were delighted that her husband, John Jouques, and son, James Trebinski, were able to be with us on the day when the plaque was officially unveiled. 

 

King’s Cross plaque unveiled

The plaque after its unveiling on 1 September 2017 with, from left, John Ellis, Chairman of the National Railway Heritage Awards, John Jouques and James Trebinski. The plaque is ultimately to be placed behind the main reception desk in the building.

Midland goods shed and East Handyside Canopy

The restored Midland goods shed and East Handyside Canopy at King’s Cross — a worthy winner of the Deborah Trebinski Award for the best entry in the 2016 National Railway Heritage Awards.