Plymouth gas works begin

Posted on: 04/05/2021

Wales & West Utilities is starting work to upgrade the gas network in the Greenbank Road area of Plymouth.

The work starts on 5 May and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses. It will involve upgrading gas pipes in the area and will finish by 1 June, keeping local people safe and warm for generations to come.

To keep disruption to a minimum, Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Plymouth City Council to plan the work. So that engineers and the local community are kept safe during the work, traffic management will be used throughout the four-week scheme. This will include two-way traffic lights which will be controlled manually during peak times.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Plymouth. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

We will work as safely and as quickly as possible to finish the work, whilst keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users. Our engineers are following all hygiene and social distancing guidelines and we would respectfully ask that you keep a 2m distance if passing our work site.

To support communities through Coronavirus, we’re working hard to keep the gas flowing so local people are safe and warm.

Roxanne Whittaker, Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. 

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.