We're upgrading the local gas supply network in Stoney Street, London (Borough Market).
We need to carry out safety-critical work to upgrade the gas network in this area. This needs to go ahead now, rather than wait until the pandemic passes, to ensure the local community continues to receive a safe and reliable gas supply. We’re working closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we carry out our project in line with all current coronavirus safety guidance. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities during the pandemic.
This essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive.
In partnership with Southwark Council and in consideration of the Government’s roadmap to leaving lockdown, we will start our project on Monday 14 June and last approximately six weeks.
To minimise disruption to the local community and businesses, we'll be working in Stoney Street between its junctions with Southwark Street and Winchester Walk in three phases.
For everyone’s safety, we'll need to close Stoney Street around our work area as we progress northwards along the road. Signed diversions will be in place for motorists and cyclists to follow. Footpaths and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.
During each phase, we will also be completing new gas connections and working collaboratively with UK Power Networks, Thames Water and BT Openreach to reduce the overall time spent on site by each utility, minimising future disruptions to the local community.
Each phase is expected to last approximately two weeks:
- Phase one: between the junctions with Southwark Street and Park Street.
- Phase two: between the junctions with Park Street and Rochester Walk.
- Phase three: between the junctions with Rochester Walk and Winchester Walk.
To complete these essential network upgrades as quickly as possible, our engineers will be working Monday to Saturday.
Upon completion of our final phase, we will reinstate and remove our equipment from site. However, UK Power Networks, BT Openreach and Thames Water will remain on site and continue upgrading their infrastructure between Winchester Walk and Clink Street. For everyone’s safety, Stoney Street will remain closed and all relevant parties will write again with further details on this later work nearer the time.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when our work in Borough Market is complete, residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.