Keeping Londoners connected: Cadent delivering £4m gas network upgrade in Brent

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  • Cadent delivering £4m upgrade to local gas infrastructure in Brent to help keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable gas supplies
  • Work began in early March and is currently due to finish December 2020
  • Project involves work in section of Roe Green Park and Kingsbury Road footpath 
    Cadent, Britain’s largest gas distribution network, is currently delivering a £4m upgrade to the local gas infrastructure at its site in Sutherland Court in Brent.
    The project involves a complete rebuild of the current above ground gas infrastructure at the site.
    Work recently got underway and is currently scheduled to be completed in December 2020.
    To carry out the work some excavations are being dug in a nearby footpath adjacent to the site on Kingsbury Road. During the project this area will be cordoned off to the public along with a section of Roe Green Park, which is also being used for site welfare facilities during construction.
    Workers and vehicles are accessing the site using both Manor Close and Sutherland Court and construction activities are being closely managed to minimise inconvenience to local residents.
    Local shops and businesses will remain open as usual throughout the work and gas
    supplies should not be interrupted.
    Project Manager Mark Smethurst said: “The work we’re carrying out will help ensure the local gas network keeps people in the area connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating in the years ahead.
    “This project will help ensure Londoners continues to enjoy the kind of top class infrastructure which helps make our capital one of the world’s leading cities.”
    He added: “We’ve carefully planned the project and worked closely with the local authorities to ensure the project is delivered with minimal disruption for the local community.”
People with questions about the project can Cadent’s enquiries team on 0345 835 1111, or email


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