Archive - 2018

Aug 15 2018

The Winter’s Tale: autumn facelift for Stratford-upon-Avon’s ‘60s gas mains

Ageing 1960s gas mains being replaced in Stratford-upon-Avon. Public drop-in event on 22 August at the Shakespeare Centre.

Aug 13 2018

Gas firm serves up summer lunch treat for Hinckley’s older residents

Big-hearted staff from Hinckley-based gas network Cadent flung open the doors and treated local elderly residents to a ‘getting-to-know-you’ lunch.

Aug 08 2018

Key stage completed in St Helens gas pipe upgrade

A critical stage in a major engineering feat to upgrade a gas pipe in St Helens passed without a hitch - and out-of-sight, as much of it happened below ground.

Aug 08 2018

Teaming up to tackle fuel poverty in Mansfield

Cadent, Mansfield District Council and AWS have teamed up to provide cheaper, cleaner gas heating systems for residents in Mansfield.

Aug 06 2018

Glossop: essential work to replace an underground gas pipe

Essential repair work is due to start tomorrow (Tuesday 7 August), to completely replace a corroded 45-metre section of pipe where gas is leaking under a busy road in Glossop.

Aug 03 2018

Birmingham: Summer holiday gas pipe project to benefit local people

Work to upgrade an underground gas pipe serving thousands of homes in Birmingham gets under way on Monday (6 August).

Aug 03 2018

Keeping up the Cadence: How Cadent helped ensure annual cycling festival RideLondon kept on rolling through the capital’s streets

Britain’s largest gas distribution company Cadent helped maintain the cadence of the world’s greatest festival of cycling.

Aug 01 2018

Cadent ranked top UK company for apprentices to work for

Cadent is the UK’s best company for apprentices to work for, and is among the top for graduates, an influential website for job hunters has just revealed.

Jul 24 2018

Major gas investment project in Wolverhampton to benefit local people

August will see local gas network Cadent start work on a major engineering project to replace 1.5 km of gas pipes in Wolverhampton’s Worcester Street.

Jul 20 2018

Summer gas pipe upgrade to secure supplies to Lincoln until the end of the century

1.5kms of ageing gas mains being upgraded in Wragby Road, Lincoln, to keep homes and businesses safe and warm for decades to come

Jul 20 2018

Pioneering Cadent scheme springboards students to career dreams

Cadent's award-winning EmployAbility Scheme springboards students to career dreams.

Jul 19 2018

Lord Mayor’s thumbs up for award-winning Cadent scheme that gives students the chance to shine in the workplace

Students graduate from Cadent's award-winning EmployAbility scheme with jobs, apprenticeships and college places.

Jul 17 2018

From summer of love to summer gas upgrade: Nottingham’s ‘60s gas mains get a 21st century facelift

Ageing 1960s gas mains being renewed in A6200 Derby Road, Nottingham, in the summer holidays.

Jul 17 2018

Can you dig it? Summer holiday revamp in the pipeline for second Nottingham 1960s gas main

Ageing 1960s gas mains being renewed in Nottingham Road, Nottingham, to keep homes and businesses safe and warm for the rest of the century.

Jul 16 2018

Bolton Street in Ramsbottom is next in the pipeline for gas main upgrade

Essential work to ensure gas safely reaches thousands of homes in Ramsbottom, for cooking and heating, is due to start on Monday (23 July).

Jul 13 2018

Re-piping Romford: Essential work to upgrade local gas mains starts later this month

Cadent engineers are preparing to carry out an essential upgrade to the local gas mains network in Romford which will help ensure local people keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies.

Jul 06 2018

Hydrogen ‘must be the answer’ to decarbonising heavy industry, says MP

Speaking at an event at the Houses of Parliament this week, organised by Cadent, James Heappey MP hails hydrogen as the answer to decarbonising heavy industry.

Jun 29 2018

New chair Zoe McLeod calls for members for Cadent’s independent Customer Engagement Group

Cadent is excited to introduce today (28/06/18), Zoe McLeod as the chair of a new independent Customer Engagement Group (CEG) which is being established to challenge the company on the development...

Jun 28 2018

From summer of love to summer holiday gas upgrade: Sheffield’s ‘60s gas mains get a 21st century facelift

Gas mains in Sheffield's Upwell Street are being renewed during summer 2018.

Jun 28 2018

Icing on the cupcake: Cadent celebrates Cupcake Day 2018 as executives skill-up on the road to becoming dementia friendly

Cadent employees across England have kicked off an epic four-week bake-off with a special Cupcake Day while senior executives underwent dementia awareness training.

Jun 28 2018

Future-proofing Lincoln’s gas supplies: ageing gas mains get a 21st century upgrade

Major project to renew ageing gas mains in Yarborough Cresecent, Lincoln, starts on 4 July.

Jun 27 2018

Next stop High Street, Whitchurch, for UK-wide gas network upgrade

Work is set to get under way soon to upgrade an essential gas pipe that sits within High Street in Whitchurch town centre.

Jun 27 2018

Summer holiday gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for North Hykeham, Lincoln

Essential gas pipe renewal for Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln during school summer holidays.

Jun 20 2018

Future-proofing gas main close to – and older than – England’s oldest football stadium

We're upgrading a gas main close to Goodison Park, the historic home of Everton FC, so that future generations of local residents and businesses can enjoy a safe, reliable gas supply.

Jun 20 2018

Coming this summer: Major gas mains replacement project for historic Cambridge district

Engineers are preparing to start writing a new chapter in the history of part of Cambridge.

Jun 19 2018

New chapter for historic town: Ageing gas mains being replaced in Bury St Edmunds

A major scheme to replace ageing gas mains in historic Bury St Edmunds recently got underway.

Jun 12 2018

Raiders of the Lost Kiln: Intrepid Cadent engineers uncover Roman artefacts while delivering gas mains of the future

A certain fictional archaeologist may be preparing to dust off his fedora for another big screen adventure but real life engineers from Cadent have already beaten him in the quest to unearth rare...

Jun 01 2018

Making a difference to fuel poverty: Ofgem chief sees Cadent and Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) efforts to make homes warmer, healthier and more energy efficient for Dagenham community

Ofgem Chief Exec sees how Cadent and AWS are making Dagenham homes warmer and cheaper for residents.

Jun 01 2018

Major summer gas upgrade set for Birmingham

15-week gas mains renewal project starts in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, on 18 June.

May 25 2018

Works Suspended: Cadent stops work over Bank Holiday Weekend to ease disruption for road users

Essential work to replace ageing gas mains in London Road, Rayleigh, will be halted over the Bank Holiday weekend.

May 21 2018

The wedding planners: How Cadent helped ensure that Harry and Meghan’s special day went without a hitch

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding now a part of history the behind the scenes story of how Britain’s biggest gas network Cadent played a part in the big day can be revealed.

May 16 2018

Keep it flowing: Traffic flows maintained as Cadent announce revised delivery plan for major gas project in Fulham

Cadent has redesigned an upgrade to its gas mains network scheme so a previously planned road closure is now no longer needed.

May 16 2018

Cadent celebrates record honours haul

Cadent wins three prestigious industry accolades at the 2018 IGEM awards

May 11 2018

Thousands of jobs set for North West with 'HyNet' plan for clean, green gas

At least 5,000 jobs will flow from a £0.9 billion project, led by Cadent, to create a new ‘green’ source of gas to power local industry and heat homes in North West England.

May 09 2018

Upgrade for underground gas pipes in Knowsley Road, St Helens

Work started on Wednesday 9 May to upgrade and improve a hidden pipe which is essential for heating thousands of homes in St Helens

May 09 2018

Kickstarter report published: Cadent lays out road map to creating a greener gas grid

Cadent launches new report on options for rolling out bio-substitute natural gas plants

May 08 2018

Cast your votes: The Tunnel Under the River Thames is up for the People’s Choice Award to choose London’s top engineering project

Your vote could determine whether Cadent’s flagship Tunnel Under the River Thames project is crowned London’s favourite engineering project.

May 04 2018

About to begin: Cadent gears up to begin next phase of essential work in Fulham Road, Chelsea

Cadent engineers are preparing to start work on the next phase of an essential project to help keep Chelsea residents connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating.

May 04 2018

Phase One: Essential work to replace ageing gas mains set to begin in West Thurrock

The first phase of an essential major project to replace ageing gas mains in London Road is about to begin.

May 04 2018

Road closure: Essential repairs underway in South Road, Saffron Walden

Cadent engineers are currently carrying out emergency repair work to the gas network in Saffron Walden.

May 01 2018

Demand for renewable biomethane nearly triples at UK-first HGV fuel station

As demand nearly triples in a year at HGV gas refuelling station backed by Cadent, local MP hails it 'the decarbonised future we are all looking for'

Apr 27 2018

Double Nomination: Flagship Tunnel Under the River Thames project scoops two nominations for major awards

Cadent’s flagship Tunnel Under the River Thames project has been nominated for two major awards in the prestigious ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) London Civil Engineering Awards 2018.

Apr 19 2018

Mains attraction: gas pipe upgrade underway in Alexandra Road, Tipton

Gas mains upgrade in Alexandra Road, Tipton. Road closures in Alexandra Road for nine weeks.

Apr 18 2018

Gas pipe upgrade under way in Wallasey

Work is under way to upgrade and improve gas pipes in Egremont, Wallasey.

Apr 18 2018

Find out all about it: Public invited to get the lowdown on plan to replace gas mains in Kensal Rise

Local residents are being invited to attend a public exhibition to find out more about essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Kensal Rise.

Apr 12 2018

Public information event: Get the lowdown on plan to replace Victorian gas pipes in the City

The local community are being invited to attend a public exhibition to find out more about essential work to replace ageing gas mains near Monument Station.

Apr 12 2018

Public information drop-in: Opportunity to get the lowdown on essential gas works in Camden

The community are being invited to attend a public exhibition to find out more about essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Camden High Street.

Apr 11 2018

Coming soon: Cadent announces major gas mains work in Imperial Road, Fulham

Cadent has announced an upgrade to its local gas mains network in and around Imperial Road, Fulham.

Apr 11 2018

Cadent's response to ofgem's announcement to investigate our records

Cadent's response to ofgem's announcement to investigate our records for risers - vertical gas pipes, in high-rise buildings

Apr 06 2018

Keeping heat for Hertford: Plan for essential gas mains upgrade announced

This spring Cadent engineers will be going to work in Hertford to help ensure people in the town remain connected to safe and reliable gas supplies.

Mar 29 2018

Major gas investment project starts in Silverstone next month to benefit local people

Local gas network Cadent will be installing four kilometres of new gas mains in Silverstone as part of a £1.4 million project to meet the demand for gas.

Mar 29 2018

Gas mains upgrade extended in Newark Road, Lincoln

Essential work to replace an ageing gas main in Newark Street, Lincoln, has been extended, owing to unexpected engineering difficulties.

Mar 29 2018

Major gas pipe upgrade project springs into action in Birmingham city centre

Work to upgrade ageing gas mains in Digbeth, Birmingham, and keep local people safe and warm for decades to come starts on Monday for 21 weeks.

Mar 28 2018

Superhero Bear: Cadent’s caped crusader spreads the word on gas safety in local schools

He’s a bear with an important message to share and this month he’s been out and about in Suffolk and Norfolk passing top safety tips to schoolchildren.

Mar 23 2018

Former professional footballer proves apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers

Ex Wrexham striker James Colbeck switched careers and is helping to bust a myth that apprenticeships are only for school leavers.

Mar 23 2018

Gas staff take to the skies to aid people with dementia

Leicestershire staff from local gas network Cadent join charity skydive in aid of Alzheimer's Society

Mar 22 2018

Cadent’s Coventry high-flyers take the plunge for people with dementia

Staff from Coventry-based gas network Cadent jump 13,000 feet from a plane in Alzheimer's Society's 'One Giant Leap' fundraising skydive.

Mar 21 2018

Mains attraction: gas network upgrade for Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Major work gets underway this Saturday (24 March) to install a new gas main in Ashby-de-la-zouch that will keep local people warm and safe for decades to come.

Mar 16 2018

160 year old gas pipe 'retired'

Underground and largely unseen for 160 years, a section of pipe instrumental in powering Liverpool has been ‘retired’.

Mar 09 2018

Coventry’s Cadent scoops top autism honour for specialist internship scheme

Cadent named 'Most Supportive Employer' in National Autistic Society's Awards.

Mar 09 2018

Hinckley-based Cadent scoops top autism honour for specialist internship scheme

Cadent named 'Most Supportive Employer' in National Autistic Society's Awards.

Mar 08 2018

It’s a gas: Cadent Apprentice reflects on his career path during National Apprenticeship Week

Providing a 24-7 emergency response service in one of the world’s largest cities may sound like a job description for superheroes.

Mar 08 2018

Cadent staff in Hinckley handle deluge of calls as ‘beast from the east’ brings winter blast

Staff at Hinckley-based gas network Cadent dealt with a record number of calls from the public after the coldest snap for five years. A blast of Siberian winter weather – dubbed the ‘beast from...

Mar 07 2018

Mains attraction: gas upgrade for Sheffield’s Carlisle Street East

Essential gas mains replacement work starts in Carlisle Street East, Sheffield.

Mar 07 2018

Dealing with pressure: Cadent Apprentice reflects on his role in helping keep Londoners warm

The recent cold snap has been a timely reminder of the importance of having access to safe and reliable energy supplies for cooking and heating.

Mar 02 2018

National Gas Emergency Service: Please only call if you suspect a gas escape or carbon monoxide leak

■ Reminder to only call 0800 111 999* if a gas escape or carbon monoxide leak is suspected ■ Cold snap sees National Gas Emergency Service receive largest number of calls in one day ■ The service...

Feb 28 2018

Pioneering UK gas project aims to reduce domestic CO2 emissions

Pioneering project to cut carbon emissions by injecting hydrogen into the gas network is launched

Feb 27 2018

Five-year plan: Public invited to get the lowdown on essential gas mains revamp in West Thurrock

People are being invited to attend a public exhibition to find out more about a major project to replace ageing gas mains in London Road, West Thurrock.

Feb 23 2018

Public Exhibition: Get the lowdown on next phase of Fulham Road project, Chelsea

People are being invited to find out more about essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Chelsea.

Feb 23 2018

Complex task: Northbound road closures start this weekend to enable essential repairs to gas network in City of London

This weekend Cadent engineers will begin major repairs to gas mains in the City of London.

Feb 22 2018

Public Exhibition: Opportunity to get the lowdown on essential gas works in Hackney

People are being invited to find out more about essential work to future-proof the gas mains network in Hackney.

Feb 12 2018

Ancient and Modern: Engineers prepare for final phase of gas mains replacement at historic Roman site

Engineers from Cadent are poised to begin the final phase of a project to bring 21st century technology to an ancient Roman site and surrounding area.

Feb 09 2018

Celebrating the first anniversary of industry Skills Strategy #2020skills

A year ago, Cadent joined 28 other leading organisations to launch an industry skills strategy, setting out how we'll rise to a big recruitment and skills challenge. Here's an update.

Feb 09 2018

Mains attraction: gas pipe upgrade set for East Dene, Rotherham

Cadent is upgrading nearly a mile of ageing gas mains in Doncaster Road, East Dene, Rotherham, to keep local people safe and warm.

Feb 09 2018

Reminder: safety upgrade for Grimsby gas pipes in half-term

Cadent engineers are carrying out essential maintenance work on Grimsby's gas pipes during February half-term.

Feb 08 2018

United against dementia: Leicester soccer fans join forces in footie fundraiser

One of Leicester’s biggest amateur football clubs has joined forces with local gas network Cadent to bring hope to people with dementia.

Feb 08 2018

In the pipeline: gas mains upgrade for Porthill Road, Stoke

Monday (12 February) will mark the start of a major gas mains upgrade in Stoke-on-Trent that will keep local people warm and safe for decades to come.

Feb 07 2018

How moving a river helped project manager Matt win award

Cadent supervisor Matt Goode's impressive work in managing a project to 'hold back' the River Mersey has won an industry award.

Feb 01 2018

Essential upgrade of gas mains pipe in Bacup

Work starts Monday (5 February) to upgrade an underground gas mains pipe in Bacup, Lancashire, keeping energy flowing in the town until the end of the century.

Jan 31 2018

Gas pipe upgrade on Queen’s Drive, Liverpool

Essential work starts this Monday (5 February) to upgrade a section of gas pipe which serves hundreds of properties in Liverpool.

Jan 31 2018

Moving our gas pipe to pave the way for Chester redevelopment

Cadent is moving its mains pipe in St Martin’s Way to facilitate planned development in Chester city centre.

Jan 25 2018

Widnes: work to future-proof town centre’s gas pipes due to start 29 January

The final stage of future-proofing gas pipes running under the roads of Widnes town centre is due to begin on Monday (29 January).

Jan 23 2018

Safety upgrade for Grimsby gas pipes

Essential maintenance work to safeguard Grimsby’s gas network is due to start in February. Local gas network Cadent will be checking valves and renewing fittings on pipes in Weelsby Road and...

Jan 12 2018

Mains attraction: gas pipe upgrade for Bedworth

Vital work to safeguard Bedworth’s gas network and keep homes and business warm for the next 80 years is due to start on Monday, 15 January.

Jan 02 2018

Phased replacement: Old gas mains to be replaced in London Colney in early 2018

Engineers will be helping ensure local people keep on enjoying warmth in future winters with an essential gas mains replacement project planned for early 2018.