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Fulham Gasworks

Project Overview

National Grid Properties Ltd submitted an application for demolition of five of the six gasholders at the Fulham Gasworks site. The site is home to the world’s oldest gasholder, which will be preserved alongside the three other Grade II listed buildings on the site.

To sit alongside the demolition application, National Grid Properties Ltd was asked by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to include a high level Masterplan, establishing the framework for any future development.

The site will eventually be redeveloped into new homes, shops, offices and open space, as part of the council’s South Fulham Riverside Regeneration Area. The dismantling work is to start in late 2014 and will be completed on a phased basis over a number of years.

Our Approach

Vectos acted as transport consultant to National Grid Properties Ltd in the preparation of the Demolition Consent application and the supporting high level masterplan.

Our role comprised technical analysis of the demolition methodology to assess the environmental effects of heavy goods vehicles and staff travel. Design input was provided to produce a highly permeable masterplan comprising a hierarchy of streets, key pedestrian routes and dedicated cycle lanes.

Supporting masterplan technical work required the preparation of a complex micro simulation model of the highway network to demonstrate the effects of the site redevelopment, in conjunction with the provision of a Northern Link Road to provide relief to traffic within the South Fulham Riverside Regeneration Area.