Notification of major gas works: Dismantling Sydenham’s redundant gas holder
As you may already be aware, we will be starting a programme of work to dismantle Sydenham’s redundant gas holder. I would like to provide you with the following brief introduction to the project and some key information you may find useful.
The reason for dismantling gas holders
Major investment into gas distribution has resulted in changes to the way we now store gas. Gas previously stored in holder tanks is now more efficiently stored underground in the gas pipe network.
The majority of holders in the UK are no longer operational, their ageing structures continue to require significant maintenance to keep them in a safe and visually acceptable condition - it’s not a sustainable option to maintain these redundant structures long term.
From an environmental perspective, we are keen to see the land the holders occupy regenerated to provide a benefit to the community in the future.
What work is involved?
We will be taking the holder structure down and leaving the ground where it currently sits level, there are no plans to excavate the land beneath.
We have carefully appointed specialist contractors Keltbray Group whose priorities are to deliver this project safely with minimum impact to the local community.
Noise, odour and dust levels will be closely monitored, with appropriate suppression systems in place wherever possible.
Start: Monday 7 January 2019
Complete: 11 months
Hours of work: Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm (contractors may be on site from 7am setting up), Saturday mornings as required.
There is no planned requirement for weekend work
Capturing local history
We appreciate that to many these industrial structures represent a visual reminder of your local town’s history. As part of the wider dismantling programme, we are committed to working closely with communities to ensure the history of your holder is captured for future generations to learn from. Phase 1 of the historic building recording report has been prepared and a copy provided to the Council and Phase 2 of the report will be completed during the dismantling phase of the project.
Please share this information with anyone you think may be impacted by our work.