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Electricity boost supports new developments in South London

A £6million project is underway to transform a South London electricity substation into a hub for regenerating parts of the South Bank and Vauxhall.

From Press releases - 25 November 2019 12:00 AM

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UK Power Networks is working in partnership with contractors to provide power supplies for fresh development in the area in the form of new housing, retail and office accommodation. The upgrade to a substation at Bankside will also provide additional electricity resilience for properties across London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo.

Engineers will install a new cabling and a transformer to step down the power from national grid so it can be safely delivered for residents and businesses to benefit. The company aims to complete the project by the end of 2021.

Project manager Alun Read said: “Thousands of people in this area of London rely on us to supply their electricity safely, reliably and efficiently, to keep the capital running smoothly.

“We are working closely with our contractors to deliver these vital upgrades. When we complete our works within the next two years, we will have commissioned a better 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.