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London Power Tunnels: Transformer Delivery to new Highbury Substation

London Power Tunnels
On Sunday 25 October an electricity transformer, the size of a large truck will be delivered to National Grid’s new Highbury Substation, on Seven Sisters Road, Islington. This very large piece of electrical equipment was built in Germany and arrived...

Rising to The Challenge: National Grid teams up with community charities

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This summer, National Grid teamed up with The Challenge to help deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. The Challenge looks to connect and inspire young people to strengthen their community links and develop their understanding of industry. National Grid hosted numerous groups of 15-17 year-olds...

Pocket park life: London Power Tunnels team consolidate community outreach in Hackney

London Power Tunnels
• Bug Hotel one of new attractions at blooming Pocket Park in Daubeney Road • National Grid and contractors Costain-Skanska JV (CSJV) work with local community together to create vibrant ‘Pocket Park’ • Park lauded at festival and exhibition National...

Happy anniversary: MP Meg Hillier joins celebrations as City Year UK and National Grid mark five years of helping young talent blossom in London

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City Year UK supports children from disadvantaged areas to excel at school Launched in London in 2010, City Year UK has expanded to Birmingham and will launch in Manchester this September National Grid has supported City Year UK since it...

Light at the end of the tunneling

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Light at the end of the tunneling: National Grid completes digging after going underground to create London’s new 32km electricity superhighway Tunneling complete on National Grid’s flagship London Power Tunnels project Work to install electricity cables well underway with first...

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Cleopatra has dug 13km of 32km London Power Tunnels route

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Cleopatra removed by crane from tunnelling shaft in Hackney Project will create a new underground electric superhighway to help keep the lights on in the capital National Grid’s flagship London Power Tunnels reached a major milestone as tunnelling machine Cleopatra...

National Grid and All Change work together on unique community art project at National Grid construction site

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National Grid and All Change work together on unique community art project at  National Grid construction site Energy themed poetry and designs for construction site hoardings were created in collaboration with local people and professional artists Site will be connected...

National Grid engineers visit Bramford Community Gardens to lend a helping hand

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A group of volunteers from National Grid’s flagship London Power Tunnels project took time out from their busy schedule to help tidy up Bramford Community Garden in Wandsworth Town last week. Ten volunteers who work at the Project’s nearby Wandsworth...

National Grid and City Year hold festival to inspire children’s love of science

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Last Friday, 7th March, over one hundred primary school children from across Wandsworth, south London, took part in a festival of science facilitated by National Grid, and youth and education charity City Year UK. The National Grid Science Festival, held...

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and National Grid wrap up successful year of support for local team with football match

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Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and National Grid mark end of year’s support for Park View Rangers Football Club with five a side game ‘Energise Project’ has provided coaching support and funding for new equipment for club Other ‘Energise Project’ initiatives running...