St Pancras Waterpoint

A detailed proposal, prepared in 1997 to relocate the Grade II listed St Pancras Waterpoint, Camden, in partnership with the developers for the Cross-Channel High Speed link, received both EH and HLF grant offers. This failed to proceed when the second stage of the link was deferred with no firm date for its implementation and the offer of HLF and EH grants could not be taken up. At the request of London Continental Railways (LCR) this project was resurrected in 2000, a revised HLF grant application was  approved for the project with other partnership grants from EH, the Borough of Camden, the Kings Cross Partnership, Rail Link Countryside Initiative, AHF and HOLT.  A low interest project funding loan was received from the AHF. A fee payment to HOLTOP was received from LCR for undertaking the relocation which took place in November 2001. The project involved the relocation of the building by road some 700 metres to a new high level home on the viaduct overlooking the St Pancras Yacht Basin off Regents Canal. On completion of repairs and refurbishment it was formally opened in 2005, the building and its site are owned by HOLTOP and now leased to British Waterways Board and used by the St Pancras Cruising Club with public access to a viewing platform created in the water tank overlooking the railway, the canal and the adjoining nature garden.

Moving St Pancras Waterpoint

 

Lifting Waterpoint

 

 

Waterpoint Finished