National Grid will soon begin to dismantle out of use gasholders at Prince of Wales Drive in Battersea, London.
The gasholders originally stored town gas produced at a local gasworks. When the gasworks closed, the gasholders were used to store natural gas. Thanks to improvements and investment in the national gas network, gas can now be stored in the pipe system, making the gasholders redundant.
The gasholders site will be cleared to deliver new homes, making an important contribution to Nine Elms on the South Bank, an area earmarked by the Mayor of London to create 16,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs by 2020.
We are presently planning the project in detail, including surveying the site in order to fully understand ground conditions. This will allow us to carry out the project promptly and safely.
Work to dismantle the gasholders is planned to begin this summer and will take up to a year to complete.
At the moment we are surveying the gasholders site to gather information that will inform how the project is carried out.