And that’s a wrap!
Our teams have installed 1.4km of gas pipe, the equivalent to more than 14 consecutive football pitches, under Mottram Moor, Tameside. As the main truck route from Sheffield to Manchester, this site has brought with it a series of challenges. Our sister company, Go Traffic Management has expertly managed the flow of traffic to minimise the disruption to traffic and residents where possible, as well as keep our teams safe.
This essential work was undertaken on behalf of Cadent by our Construction Management Organisation (CMO), supporting the futureproofing of the gas network. The new main will improve the gas feed to around 2,500 homes in the Glossop and Hadfield areas and was delivered without any interruption to gas supply during the works. This gas pipe is also feeding a power generation site – providing the added gas that was needed to power the turbines to create electricity, powering up TVs, kettles and other essentials across the area.
While there has been unavoidable disruption to traffic, we have received really positive feedback from local residents such as:
“Throughout the works all of the people who have been working here have been polite and courteous and have worked some long hours to get the job done despite some unexpected problems. We can only praise them and wish that the workforce from other organisations would be as thoughtful towards residents in the area they are working. “
Head of CMO for Network Plus, Victoria Grayson said,
“We are really pleased with how this installation has gone, despite the challenging location. Our teams have worked extremely hard to deliver the project ahead of schedule, and the positive feedback we have received directly from residents clearly demonstrates how well they have worked to minimise disruption.”
Craig Horrocks, Head of Investment Planning Office (North West), Cadent, said:
“This is undoubtedly one of the most challenging projects in our investment programme this year.
“There’s two reasons for saying that – installing 1,400 metres of large new pipe on the local gas network is in itself complex engineering, but we’ve also had to factor in the fact this is one of the busiest roads in the region.
“The whole team, including partners in other agencies, have done a fantastic job, and we’re finishing ahead of schedule.