Fryerning Lane, Ingatestone
Start date: 26 July 2021
Duration: 6 - 8 weeks
Project manager: Dave Bamber
Local delivery partner: Forefront Utilities
We are upgrading the gas pipes along Fryerning Lane to ensure you continue to receive a reliable gas supply for many more years to come.
Due to the nature of the work involved, we have planned to deliver it in a number of phases to maximise efficiency and minimise disruption.
Work will start from Ingatestone Infant School and will move up the road towards the junction with Blackmore Road and Mill Green Road. This will be done in five 100m phases. We anticipate that each phase will take one week to complete.
Our area customer manager is Justine Sadler. She can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07929 656795.
You can also contact our customer care centre by telephone on 0800 085 4478 (lines are open 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays) or by email to CustomerCareLondon@cadentgas.com.
3 September - 16:15
Engineering works were completed yesterday. Reinstatement work began today and will be completed over the weekend, the site will be cleared on Monday.
Thank you for your patience whilst we complete the work.
31 August – 16:30
Excavations on the third phase will be back filled this week ready for tarmac.
The new gas pipe in the next phase will be laid on Wednesday and the old gas pipe will be decommissioned on Thursday. Service pipes connected to the gas meters on properties in this phase will be relayed ready to be transferred and connected to the main gas pipe in the road. Any customers affected by this work have been notified.
25 August – 15:25
The reinstatement process has begun on phase two of the project. The excavations in the public footpath are being back-filled to a safe level, ready for tarmac.
Service pipes connected to the gas meters on properties in this phase will be relayed ready to be transferred and connected to the main gas pipe in the road. Any customers affected by this work have been notified.
18 August – 11:30
Work on the second phase of the project is ongoing, you may have noticed markings on the ground along the next 200m phase. This week we will be digging some trial holes for the top cutter and conducting camera survey in the existing pipe.
We have liaised with refuse collection parties and can confirm that access will be maintained for collection on Tuesdays.
Our customer team has been on site and visited properties along the next 200m phase of the project to explain how they will be affected by the work. If you weren’t able to speak to them, or have any queries, lease don’t hesitate to get in touch.
13 August – 15:00
Today we are commissioning 150m of the new plastic pipe.
Reinstatement work will take place over the weekend.
10 August – 14:15
The top cutter machine has completed work on the next 200m phase of the project. Over the next couple of days, the team will be working to dig out the excavation. We will provide further updates towards the end of the week.
6 August – 15:45
Engineering work on the first phase of the project finished today as planned. Reinstatement work will be complete by tomorrow evening.
The top cutter machine will be on site again next week to begin work on the next phase.
4 August - 15:30
Engineering work on the first phase of the project is due to be completed tomorrow. Reinstatement work will take place over the weekend along with some trial holes being dug along the second phase.
30 JULY - 14.45
The open cut work we had planned for the first phase has continued today and digging should be complete by the end of the day. We anticipate that on Monday 2 August, the pipe itself will be laid. Just so you are aware, there may be some remedial work being carried out over the weekend.
28 July - 15:30
A top cutter machine will arrive on site tomorrow, Thursday 29 July, to cut a 100m trench along the first phase of the project. The machine will arrive on site between 07:00 - 08:00 and we expect work to begin at 09:00.
Please note that there will be other machinery on site during the day.
Access will be maintained for residents and deliveries.
27 July - 15:10
We are pleased to confirm that the plant and materials have arrived on site today as scheduled, and that we have been able to start marking the ground up to indicate where the different services lie. For your interest, red marks indicate electricity cables, blue indicates water, white are telecoms cables and yellow are gas pipes. Just so you know, we use soluble paint to mark up so in due course the marking you see will disappear.
Tomorrow, 28 July, we will be boring trial holes to establish the location of the gas main. Excavation itself will start on Thursday 29 July. Depending on the findings, the first set of customers will also be carded with dates indicating when gas supplies will be affected. You can talk to our teams for more information if required.
We attach below a couple of photos taken in Fryerning Lane so you can see what’s happening if you are not in the immediate area.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.
26 July - 16:30
Initial preparatory work started on site today. Plant/equipment and materials will start arriving tomorrow. Barriers will be going up then as well. More update information will be available tomorrow afternoon.
23 July - 13:00
The final plans for the project were reviewed today. We will be carrying out site preparations on Monday 26 July and starting engineering work on Tuesday 27 July.