Safety first for National Grid

Wed 28 October 2015, 4:45 pm

National Grid hosted a cycle and pedestrian safety session last month at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, next to the Southall Gas Works site, which is soon to be redeveloped.

The energy company held the event for 120 students and Ealing locals as it prepares the former gas works for redevelopment. Now owned by St James, the disused holders at the site are no longer needed for gas storage, so are to be removed to free up the land for a regeneration project. 

Advice was given to cyclists to indicate and for pedestrians to take care when crossing in front of or behind HGVs. Those attending were also invited to sit in one of the lorries to obtain a “different perspective on road safety”. 

Nadia Dew, land regeneration manager at National Grid, explained: “We decided to run the event after some residents asked us about the large vehicles which are visiting the former gas works while we’re preparing it for redevelopment.

“Our contractor Coleman & Company provided one of the trucks being used at the site which meant we could give visitors a driver’s eye view of things and explain how people can stay safe.”

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