Site update

From w/c 31 October, the Kidbrooke site team has started working 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday. This phase of works will involve excavation works for the shaft, which will allow us access to the tunnels to install vital cabling, should be completed early in the New Year.

HGV movements have increased in line with this next phase of works. However, you may notice a further increase in HGVs from 31 October within daytime hours only. Please be assured that we are monitoring our activity and doing all that we can to minimise noise from the site where possible. 



  • We are due to occupy the site in spring 2022 and begin digging the shaft in summer 2022.

  • Headhouse construction is scheduled to begin in late 2022.

Site specific FAQs


Our construction vehicles will use Nelson Mandela Road to enter and leave the site.


We anticipate that there will be a low volume of HGV movements – approximately 8 HGV movements per day during shaft construction, and 4 per week during headhouse construction.

Working hours

Site working hours will be 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. No work on Sundays or Bank Holidays is expected.


The shaft will be approximately 10.5m in diameter and up to 19m in depth. The headhouse will have a footprint of 8.5m by 4.7m by 5m in height.


Field worker inside london power tunnels

Contact us

If you would like to discuss the project in greater detail or have any questions, please contact our community relations team using the details below:

Call our Freephone helpline number: 0800 783 2855 (lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Email: [email protected]