The gas holder at Cremorne Lane has been providing gas to the city
since the 1960s. As part of this project we will be looking at ways the
history of the gas works can be remembered and are inviting local people
to share their memories of the site. If you have any stories, please
contact our team on 0800 840 2750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The way gas is delivered to our homes has improved dramatically.
There is no longer a need to use large gas holders to store gas. Through
advances in technology, gas can now be stored in the pipe system
itself.As part of our commitment to bringing places like this back into
use, we will be clearing the site so it can be used for something new.
Gasholder tanks contain large volumes of water to help contain gas
when they were operational. Initially, the remaining water will be
removed and then the roof, known as the crown, will be dismantled
section by section. We anticipate there will be some residue at the
bottom of the gas holder, which will need to be removed and taken away.
The final stage will be dismantling the gas holder shell, which will be
cut up into small pieces and recycled.
Everything we do on site is planned and complies with stringent
safety and environmental procedures and all relevant legislation. We are
mindful of the location of the site and will coordinate our site
vehicles onto and off the site to minimise disruption.
We are highly experienced at managing regeneration sites and we have
systems in place to ensure the site clearance work takes place as
smoothly as possible for everyone concerned.
Before we can dismantle the gas holder, we need to remove the
remaining water by pumping to the local sewer network. This will start
in October 2015 and is likely to take around one month.
We expect to complete the work by April 2016.