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Blossom Street site gets power upgrade

Regeneration of the Spitalfields area near Shoreditch has taken a step forward, with work underway to provide new connections to the electricity network.

From Press releases - 7 October 2019 12:00 AM

Electricity distribution firm UK Power Networks is working in partnership with contractors to enable new connections around Blossom Street, which will help bring old warehouses back into use.

The project involves excavating trenches to lay pipework underground, and pulling through new electricity cables. This ensures the roadworks are kept as small as possible. Engineers will then return to open excavations at some points along the route to pull the new cables into position and join them to the local electricity network.

Project manager Stuart Hall said: “Thousands of people in this area of London rely on us to supply their electricity safely, reliably and efficiently, and we are working closely with our contractors to deliver these vital upgrades.

“When we both complete our works within the next 18 months, we will have commissioned a new substation which will supply local communities and businesses well into the future.”

UK Power Networks keeps the lights on for more than eight million homes, schools, hospitals and businesses across London, the South East and East of England. The company invests more than £600 million annually in maintaining and improving electricity networks. The majority of London’s electricity infrastructure is underground, including over 36,000 kilometres of cabling.

The electricity firm is working closely with the local authority in planning this project and making every effort to minimise any inconvenience.