5 June 2018
- National Grid plans to build a new network of cable tunnels in South London
- The new London Power Tunnels phase 2 (LPT2) project runs between Wimbledon and Old Kent Road, and Old Kent Road and Hurst
- Further public information event taking place on 11 June to share plans for works taking place at National Grid’s substation site on the Old Kent Road
National Grid will be holding a further information event for members of the public in the South Bermondsey area to find out more about proposals for the second phase of its London Power Tunnels project.
The London Power Tunnels phase 2 (LPT2) project follows the success of National Grid’s original London Power Tunnels project (LPT1), a seven year £1 billion scheme to rewire the Capital.
A series of public information events have already taken place across south London about National Grid’s plans to build a new network of cable tunnels, 30 kilometres in length, between Wimbledon and Old Kent Road, and Old Kent Road and Hurst. National Grid is also planning to build a tunnel between Hurst and Crayford. However, this part of the project is in early development and a public information event will be held in July to share further details.
National Grid recently held a public information event to explain their works at their existing substation site on the Old Kent Road and the wider project. A further public information event will be taking place on Monday 11th June 2018 for those who were unable to attend the first event and would like to find out more.
The event in South Bermondsey will give members of the public the chance to meet and ask the project team about the works.
The event details are:
Monday 11th June 2018
Links Community Centre,
353 Rotherhithe New Road,
Work to build the tunnels will start in summer 2019 and will take approximately eight years to complete. By placing the cables in deep underground tunnels, it will reduce major disruption to the London area.
Phil Clements, Project Development Manager said:
“The new cable tunnels are essential in order to replace existing electricity circuits which are coming towards the end of their useful life. They are part of National Grid’s £750 million investment to ensure a continued safe and secure supply of electricity to the Capital. It is really important to us that the public can provide feedback on our proposals, and we hope that the community will come and meet us in order to learn more about this exciting project.”
The deadline for giving National Grid your views is Friday 22nd June.
Those unable to attend the events will be able to give their views online, in writing or over the telephone:
- Freephone helpline number: 0800 783 2855 (lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- LPT website: www.LondonPowerTunnels.co.uk
- National Grid on Twitter: @NGLPT