Following recent investigation work and trial holes, we plan to decommission and divert our gas pipe in Kennington Oval as part of the overall Berkeley Homes Oval Village development.
We have been working closely with the London Borough of Lambeth and stakeholders to ensure these works are delivered as efficiently as possible. In agreement, we will start our project from Tuesday 4 January and expect it to last approximately 11 months.
Our contractor, Phoenix Civils Ltd, will undertake this work on our behalf and will be working in Kennington Oval and Vauxhall Street in multiple phases. For everyone’s safety, it will be necessary to use a variety of traffic management measures including temporary traffic signals, directional closures, and full road closures.
The first two phases of our programme are detailed below and we will provide updates on future phases as our project progresses.
Phase one – Kennington Oval, from Vauxhall Street to the gas holder site entrance
For everyone’s safety, we will need to implement a directional road closure around our work area for approximately nine weeks. Motorists and cyclists will need to follow the signed diversion route in place.
Pedestrian access and access to businesses will be maintained. However, we will need to suspend some parking bays.
Phase two – Kennington Oval from outside Grace House to Vauxhall Street
Upon completion of phase one, our engineers will progress onto phase two. For everyone’s safety, a directional closure will need to remain in place around our work area for approximately eight weeks.
We will also need to install temporary traffic lights to maintain traffic from Vauxhall Street onto Kennington Oval.
Motorists and cyclists will need to follow the signed diversion route in place. Pedestrian access and access to businesses will be maintained. However, we will need to suspend some parking bays around our work area.
In agreement with the local authority, our working hours will be between 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am - 1pm on Saturdays, when required. We may need to complete some work outside of these times, however disruption will be kept to a minimum.
To minimise disruption to residents and road users, we will be working collaboratively with the London Borough of Lambeth to carry out essential network upgrades simultaneously until mid-March 2022. London Borough of Lambeth will be carrying out remediation roads works and Ringway Infrastructure Services will be undertaking this work on their behalf.
By working collaboratively, we are able to reduce overall time spent on site by each organisation. We estimate that we will save 63 days of additional days disruption to residents and road users. If you have any questions regarding Lambeth Council’s works, please contact 08456 460 059.
Due to the nature of these works and to accommodate collaborative opportunities our programme of work may be subject to change. Project updates and further planned phases over the coming 11 months will be updated here.
Following close discussion with stakeholders, special consideration has been given to ensure access for residents is maintained, and the cycle lane is kept open wherever possible. Transport for London, Cycling - Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police have been made aware of our upcoming works.
Once our project starts, our engineers will be happy to assist and answer questions at any time during our project. Please remember to keep a safe distance when speaking to our team or passing our site.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while we carry out this essential work.
Update - 25 April 2022
We are pleased to advise we have now moved our work area to outside Grace House for the second phase of this project.
A directional road closure will remain in place - motorists and cyclists will need to follow the signed diversion route and the temporary traffic lights will maintain traffic from Vauxhall Street on to Kennington Oval.
Access will be maintained for pedestrians, residents, and businesses. However, we will need to suspend some parking bays around our work area.
Our work will be suspended from 25 April until 9 May to allow for the Oval to be utilised as a voting and counting centre for the local elections. During this time, the temporary traffic lights will also be removed.