Essential Refurbishment

Beddington to Rowdown

South East

Across the country, National Grid often needs to update parts of the network, including overhead lines and underground cables, to make sure you have the power you need at the flick of a switch. 

Update Autumn 2023

We’re coming to the end of our cable replacement project at Rowdown substation, which involves commissioning the new cable and the removal of offices and welfare cabins. We expect to conclude this project by Christmas 2023.

Neighbours may have noticed less visitors and workers on site as we commission the cable and during September we will have the amount of site welfare cabins to reflect these lower numbers. As a result, a large crane will come to site to lift the cabins onto articulated lorries and transport them away. We do not envisage any parking restrictions to be needed to help these works, but wanted neighbours to be aware of the increase in vehicle movements.

We’re regularly maintaining the site, keeping the entrance litter-free and checking signage on site approaches. 

After this quieter spell there will be a final push towards full completion – we’ll remove any remaining project office cabins and make repairs to the substation haul road. This work includes stone remediation and levelling of potholes.

The project is part of National Grid’s wider investment programme to support London’s growth and ensure it has a safe and secure electricity transmission network for the future.


Our commitment to neighbours

We understand that our essential work may cause some inconvenience for the local community, and we’ll work hard to minimise disruption.

We’ll continue to keep our neighbours and key stakeholders informed about key pieces of work as we draw this project to a close.

Please note, the work won’t affect electricity supplies in the area.