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National Grid’s school engagement programme exceeds five-year ambition ahead of schedule by reaching over 100,000 students

National Grid’s school engagement programme exceeds five-year ambition ahead of schedule by reaching over 100,000 students.

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LPT Clinches Project Team of the Year at Construction News Awards

The LPT team is in celebration mode having secured two prestigious accolades at this year's Construction News Awards.

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Hurst site hosts Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, Regeneration and Skills

The London Power Tunnels (LPT) team were delighted to recently welcome Jules Pipe to the Hurst site to visit the tunnels for the first time since completion.

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National Grid’s London Power Tunnels breakthrough completes £1 billion project’s tunnelling activity

The last of the project’s massive tunnel boring machines (TBMs), named ‘Grace’, broke through on Saturday, having tunnelled over 11km eastwards from National Grid’s New Cross substation in Southwark.

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£220k boost for worthy causes in South London as National Grid’s London Power Tunnels scheme funds local projects

Charities, community groups and other non-profits near London Power Tunnels (LPT) sites have benefitted from grants of up to £20k via National Grid’s Community Grant Programme

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New Cross site hosts signing of Armed Forces Covenant

The London Power Tunnels team was delighted to host representatives of the armed forces and National Grid ESO, as the organisation signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a voluntary pledge to support the welfare, employment and education of the armed forces community and their families.

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Paving the Way to Net Zero

As part of National Grid’s corporate commitment to ensure carbon neutrality in construction activities by 2025/26, LPT has embraced new construction methods and technology to ensure the impact of the project is limited and carbon usage kept to a minimum. Read on to find out a little more about the work the project team is doing to help deliver net zero.

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National Grid breaks ground on a new substation in the heart of London

National Grid and Linxon have announced the start of construction on a new high voltage substation at Bengeworth Road, as part of the £1bn London Power Tunnels Project to rewire London. The new substation will help power homes and businesses across London, balance voltage on the network and allow more future renewable electricity to connect to the grid

MyKindaFuture Initiative

National Grid partners with Connectr to launch virtual work experience initiati…

National Grid, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and Connectr, the UK’s leading underrepresented talent specialist, have unveiled a brand-new virtual work experience programme, available to Year 12 and 13 students in South London.

Minister for London event

32.5km tunnelling project under London begins

Minister for London joined inauguration event to mark the start of tunnelling for National Grid’s £1 billion flagship project which will see the rewiring of South London.

Aleks Zefirova

London Power Tunnels Programme Manager, Aleks Zefirova, leads discussion at the…

Aleks Zefirova, Programme Manager for the London Power Tunnels (LPT) project, recently spoke at the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) annual conference as part of the panel for power and utilities.

Stage 1 tunnel boring machine

Project tunnel boring machines named after influential women in the engineering…

The TBM names were chosen following a competition with team members and their families last month with two of the winning names playing ode to inspirational women in engineering and construction.

LPT celebrating National Women's Day

National Grid celebrates International Women’s Day

At National Grid, our team is full of talented female engineers breaking through stereotypes to enjoy successful careers in a traditionally male dominated industry.


Community Southwark awarded grant from National Grid

Community Southwark awarded grant from National Grid to fund Support Officer for local BAME community.

Field worker inside london power tunnels

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