As mentioned in a previous news update, British Land is working with SGN to divert the gas main pipe located under Surrey Quays Shopping Centre car park. The gas main needs to be diverted to allow construction of the first phases of the Canada Water Masterplan. These works are expected to finish in autumn 2020.
JDT Utilities are permitted to work Monday – Friday between 8am-6pm, and as required, some Saturdays between 9am-2pm. There will be some noise while this work is undertaken, however we are mindful of those who live, work and shop in the area and have asked the contractor to try to minimise noisy activities wherever possible. Over the end of year holiday period, work will not take place on public holidays.
7th December 2019 – 5th January 2020
Over the end of year holiday period (between 7th December 2019 and 5th January 2020) the current pedestrian and vehicle diversions in place at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre will be temporarily removed to allow people to move freely in and out of the shopping centre, including the footpath along Canada Water Dock. A small section of the carpark will be fenced off whilst works progress here during this time. Please see the image below. [Click on the image to view a larger version].
6th January – mid-February 2020
From 6th January 2020, pedestrian and vehicle diversions will be reinstated as SGN move back into Deal Porters Way. Southwark Council has approved these diversions to allow SGN to undertake these works. This phase of works is expected to complete in mid-February 2020. Please see the image below for the associated pedestrian and vehicle diversions. [Click on the image to view a larger version]
Surrey Quays Shopping Centre will remain open as usual with sufficient car parking retained at all times. Buses will also operate as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience that these diversions may cause.
Keeping in touch
We will provide further updates on the works as they progress, including the location and impact of each further phase of work before it begins.
If you have any questions or concerns in advance of or during the works, please get in touch with the Canada Water Masterplan team. When appropriate, calls or queries will be diverted to SGN’s customer contact centre, where they are best placed to answer any questions. In the event of an emergency (smelling gas for example) please call the National Gas Emergency Number on 0800 111 999.