Southall Gasworks development moves closer

by James Renoux-Wood Thu 9 October 2014, 10:24 am

The National Grid has announced it will dismantle disused gasholders at Southall Gasworks, creating a regeneration opportunity.

The developer St James, which now owns the site, agreed a deal in the summer for the land to be redeveloped. It plans to build 3,750 homes, a school and new shops. 

Before it proceeds, the gasholders must be torn down and detailed planning permission secured.

National Grid is due to start work on the site in early October and should begin dismantling the first gasholder early next year.

Nadia Dew, the National Grid land regeneration manager, said: “In its day this site fulfilled a vital purpose helping to supply the local community with gas.

“However, improvements in technology mean we don’t need the site for that purpose anymore so we’re freeing up the land for redevelopment.

“National Grid is delighted to be playing its part in preparing this piece of Southall for exciting new possibilities.”

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