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London Gas Mains Replacement

Posted September 21, 2015
Letter written to Joanna Hammond from National Grid re the gas mains replacement exhibitions;
09 September 2015

Dear Ms Hammond,
London Gas Mains Replacement

I am writing to let you know about essential work we have planned in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to replace and upgrade the old metal gas mains with new pipes made of more durable material. The work is scheduled to start in February 2016 and forms part of a five-year project that extends into the City of Westminster and London Borough of Wandsworth.
We would like to invite you to a public exhibition to find out more about this work and speak to our project team. We will be holding two drop-in exhibitions at the following locations:
 Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road SW3 5EE on Wednesday 7 October between 12 and 8pm
 Vialli Suite, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road SW6 1HS on Thursday 15 October between 12 and 8pm
The gas mains National Grid is replacing have transported gas virtually unnoticed for over a century, providing a reliable gas supply to more than two million customers in London. Like other London infrastructure, our network needs work to replace and upgrade it. Our replacement programme is crucial to providing safe and reliable energy to homes and businesses and will reduce the amount of unplanned work to repair ageing gas mains. It will also support London’s economic growth.
We will do all we can to minimise disruption to people who work, live or travel through the area. However, due to the scale of the project we do need to use specific traffic management to support the work and to ensure the safety of both road users and operatives. For the first phase of work, which will take approximately eight months to complete, King’s Road will be made into a one-way road eastbound, between Stanley Bridge and Gunter Grove.
Throughout the work all shops and businesses will be open as usual. All our work is being coordinated with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council. We have engaged with Transport for London who will also have a key role in helping minimising traffic disruption in the area.
We hope to see you at one of our exhibitions. In the meantime, if you would like more information please contact the Community Relations team on 0800 389 8261 or email nationalgrid@londongasmains.co.uk.

Yours faithfully,
Stuart Donaldson
Engineering Manager