Under Way: Ageing gas mains being replaced with tough new pipes in Knightsbridge

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  • Major new project announced to replace ageing gas pipes in Brompton Road, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Work scheduled to last until October 2019 and will involve traffic management including road closures and diversion
  • Tough new gas pipes should last until dawn of 22nd century 
Engineers have begun work to replace ageing gas mains in historic Knightsbridge with tough new pipes that will be in service until the dawn of the 22nd century.
Work began this month to replace large old gas mains with tough new pipes in Brompton Road between the junction with Draycott Avenue, past Brompton Oratory and along Brompton Road to Knightsbridge Green.
To enable work to be carried out safely and efficiently Brompton Road has been closed to southbound traffic from the junction with Thurloe Place for upto four months. The southern end of Egerton Gardens, at its junction with Brompton Road, opposite South Terrace, has also been closed for this period. The entrance and exit to Egerton Gardens opposite Brompton Oratory has also been closed and this is expected to be for up to seven months.
While the closures are in place, residents will need to use Egerton Terrace to get in and out of Egerton Gardens.  A signed diversion via Cromwell Road, Earls Court Road and Redcliffe Gardens will also be in place.
Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles, residents and businesses and pedestrian routes will be maintained.
Local shops and businesses will also remain open as normal and no interruptions of the gas supply are anticipated.
Cadent Engineering Manager Stuart Donaldson said: “We’ve carefully planned this project in close discussion with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and TfL (Transport for London) and we’re doing all we can to ensure any disruption is minimised.
“The project is part of the crucial gas mains replacement work Cadent is doing across London, which will help keep people connected to safe and reliable gas supplies, while also reducing the amount of unplanned repairs and associated effects on traffic.”
The project’s Community Relations Team can be contacted on 0800 389 8261 or info@communityrelations.co.uk for more information. For 24-hour operational enquiries people should call 0800 096 5678.


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