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Electricity network project in Battersea

UK Power Networks, the company that distributes the power that keeps London’s lights on, is to start a major project installing new electricity cables in Battersea.

From Press releases - 9 September 2014 12:00 AM

UK Power Networks, the company that distributes the power that keeps London’s lights on, is to start a major project installing new electricity cables in Battersea.

The project is due to begin on September 22 and the first phase is due to run for approximately 25 weeks. Electricity supplies will not be affected.

UK Power Networks will be installing a number of new cables to meet the increasing demand for electricity from new businesses moving to the area. In addition, the company will also be installing a number of spare cable ducts for future use on the electricity network, making sure that future roadworks will be minimised or avoided altogether.

Project manager Mark le Calvez said: “This project is taking place to provide new electricity connections which are needed in the area. We will do everything we can to minimise disruption to residents while we carry out this essential work.”

The project will involve digging a series of short trenches to install ducts for electricity cables, which will be pulled through later and connected to the network. This method enables work to take place in shorter trenches to minimise the impact on the local community.

To ensure the safety of the public, and our contractors, temporary traffic lights will be used where appropriate and these will be manually operated at peak times to keep traffic flowing.

All excavations will be reinstated within a few days as we progress along the planned route, which will include the following roads: Holman Road, Yelverton Road, Gwynne Road, Battersea High Street and Shuttleworth Road.

UK Power Networks has been working closely with Wandsworth Borough Council, Transport for London and other interested organisations during the past few months to reach agreements as to how best to undertake this project with the minimum disruption to residents, businesses and road users.

Local residents are also being informed in writing.