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  • Regenerating brownfield land

  • With a portfolio of around 350 sites, our challenge is to safely and responsibly regenerate brownfield sites in towns and cities across the UK.

    As a responsible landowner, we understand the challenges and opportunities that brownfield regeneration presents to the future development of our towns and cities. Since 2000, we have worked with responsible development partnerts to bring over 1,800 acres of former industrial land back to beneficial use - the equivalent of 1,000 football pitches and a track-record of which we are very proud.

    Our ambition is to cement and grow our position as a leader in the remediation and regeneration of brownfield land, and embed sustainability in decision making across all operations.

    We are committed to safely introducing new remediation techniques and technologies, to minimise our use of landfill and make a positive impact in the communities we work.

    On the ground, our land regeneration team work alongside a trusted supply chain of remediation contractors and engineers, health and safety and community relations professionals to deliver best-practice, award-winning remediation projects.

    We take our national role in industry and education very seriously and work together with organisations such as CL:AIRE, NICOLE, SURF-UK and SAGTA to contribute to new and existing UK and EU guidance, policies and improved industry standards. National Grid's Graduate Development Programme, rated 3rd in The JobCrowd UK Top 50 Graduate Employers to work for in 2012/13, develops the industry leaders of the future.

  • To help you find out more about how we safely and responsibly regenerate brownfield sites in towns and cities across the UK we have prepared a suite of case studies...

    Hempstead Gasworks, Bristol Road, Gloucester

    The Hempstead gasworks in Gloucester operated from the early 1860s until it was decommissioned in the early 1970s. The remediation, started in 2011, represented the largest site remediated by National Grid that year... (more)

    London Power Tunnels – Soil reclamation and reuse

    National Grid Property Ltd is continuing to deliver a programme of gasholder decommissioning and former gas works remediation across a number of sites within Greater London. This work requires a substantial need for suitable infill material for backfilling the excavations caused as a result of this clean-up work. As a responsible company we wanted to find a way where we could reclaim clean excavated material and use it on the many gas work sites that we are bringing back to life... (more)

    Northwest Cluster Project

    As a responsible property owner it is our job to bring sites that have been dormant for many years back into beneficial use. Using best practice guidelines and new engineering techniques we are carrying out a rolling programme of regenerating brownfield – former industrial land – across the UK. As a market leader this case study will demonstrate our commitment to improving the historic legacy of old gasworks sites... (more)

    Ponders End Gasworks, Enfield

    As part of National Grid’s on-going commitment to regenerate former gasworks sites, investigations were first made into remediating the site back in 1996. During the course of subsequent discussions with officers at the London Borough of Enfield regarding redevelopment of the site, the council suggested that they would like to purchase it for use an Academy School... (more)

    Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London

    As part of National Grid’s on-going commitment to regenerate former gasworks sites, investigations were made some years ago into remediating part of the site. National Grid held talks with the Environment Agency and London Borough of Tower Hamlets over how best to fulfil the council’s aim of eventually decommissioning and removing the gas holders at Leven Road... (more)