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Essential Refurbishment

Bredbury to South Manchester

North West

Across the country, National Grid often needs to update older 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. 

Project description

In November 2019, we started work to replace the existing underground electricity cable which connects the pylons at the Trans Pennine Trail, behind Powerleague, and at Penny Lane, off Lancashire Hill. We installed around 2.7km of ducting between the two pylons over the course of nine months. We then pulled the cable through and connected it to the two pylons between October and December 2020. 

From January until March 2021 we’ll work at Bredbury substation. From March until summer 2021 we’ll return to decommission the old cable and remove the above ground structures associated with it.  

Bredbury Map September 2020a

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

We understand our work will cause some inconvenience for the local community and we’ll work hard to minimise disruption while we carry out our essential work.  


Latest updates  

We’ve now installed the cable and connected it to the pylons at Penny Lane and behind Stockport Powerleague. Thank you for your patience while we’ve been working in your area.  

Continuation of critical works during coronavirus outbreak 

Our people working on-site are doing so under stringent health and safety measures to protect not just themselves but also the communities in which they operate from Covid-19. We’ll keep the situation under constant review and we’ll assess our contractors’ safe working practices and use of PPE as work progresses. 

If you’d like to find out more about how National Grid are responding to coronavirus please visit nationalgrid.com/group/responsibility-and-sustainability/how-we-are-responding-to-coronavirus 

National Grid Community Grant Programme 

Our Community Grant Programme is aimed at organisations and charities in areas where National Grid’s work impacts on local people through our operations and site activities. 

We fund projects run by charities and community groups that meet local community needs by providing a range of social, economic and environmental benefits that are impacted by National Grid and its operations. If your project meets our criteria you can apply for a grant. To find out more click here

Further enquiries 

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