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, subject to planning permission for the Masterplan being granted.
Contractor JDT Utilities, who are undertaking this work on SGN’s behalf, are moving into the next phase of works week commencing Monday 19th August 2019. We expect this phase of works to complete in mid-October 2019, with all works finishing in April 2020.
Location of works
The image below shows the area where work will take place as well as the associated pedestrian and vehicle diversions.
Pedestrian and vehicle diversions
During this phase of works, the section of the car park marked in pink in the image above will be closed, including the entrance to the car park from Deal Porters Way. Vehicle access to the northern section of the car park will be maintained further along Deal Porters Way. Access will be maintained to the petrol filling station.
The pedestrian route along the cobbles and the footpath on the western edge of Canada Water Dock will be temporarily closed. Pedestrians will need to cross at the traffic lights on the junction of Surrey Quays Road and Deal Porters Way, walk along the pathway and cross at the pedestrian crossing onto a clearly marked pathway which will run alongside the phase two work area. All diversions will be clearly signposted. Please note that a small fenced section of approximately four parking spaces will remain as part of phase one.
There will be no disruption for those using buses or surrounding parts of the car park. Surrey Quays Shopping Centre will remain open as usual with sufficient car parking retained at all times.
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.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 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.