Work goes on at gas site

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OWNERS of a former gas works have apologised to neighbours as work continues to bring the land back into use.

National Grid is in the middle of a remedial project on the site in Albion Street and is currently working to break up the concrete foundations of former buildings.

Scott Lewis, commercial property manager, said: “We want to bring this site back into beneficial use and improve the environment but we appreciate that this work can be noisy at times and we are working to keep disruption to a minimum.

“The concrete breaking will continue in earnest for a further two weeks and after that we will need to carry out this type of work on a more infrequent basis until the middle of June when the project is scheduled to finish.”

The Albion Street site was developed as a gasworks in 1832 and expanded in the 1900s, but production ceased at the site in 1968. A small depot still operates from the site.