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Powering Glasgow's Future

To enable an electric future for Glasgow, starting in February 2020, we will be investing c£20m in a programme of works in the Southside of Glasgow between 2020 and 2023. 

In order to modernise the local electricity network, works will include rebuilding and connection of a number of major electricity substations between Pollokshaws and Ibrox.

This is all part of an investment programme to support Glasgow's vision to become the UK's first Net Zero carbon city by 2030.

This investment will also support other regeneration initiatives throughout the city, such as Glasgow University's Innovation Triangle, as well as plans surrounding the Waterfront and West End Innovation Quarter as part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal which will see the Council invest approximately £113m as part of the project. 

The work will focus on:

  • Rebuilding / increasing capacity of four 60-70 year old 33kv substations, providing interconnections between the substations for security of supply, and replacing non-standard voltage equipment and cables.
  • 80-90km of cable being laid in the geographical area from Pollokshaws Rd to Helen Street (Ibrox)

Important information

There are currently no planned interruptions to supplies as a result of the project.  If this changes you will receive a letter at least 5 days in advance.

Current / Imminent Road Works

  • Whitefield Drive from Edmiston to Ibrox St will be closed from end July for c2 weeks, parking will be restricted in the area, access to properties will be maintained at all times for residents.
  • Ibrox St and Elizabeth St will have a series of single lane closures only, full access maintained at all times for residents.
  • From July to September
    North of Edmiston Drive & Paisley Rd West - Whitefield Drive / Ibrox Street / Elizabeth Street
  • From May to November 2020
    Edmiston Drive, and Paisley Rd West from Edmiston the full length along to Morrison St / Tradeston / Wallace St 
    A series of staged works between May and December on these streets, limited lane closures only, some restricted parking but full access maintained at all times for residents and businesses
  • Early August to September
    South of Paisley Rd West – Sussex Street / Milnpark Street
    Series of staged lane closures with traffic light control, access maintained both ways at all times
  • From April until July 2020
    West side of Pollokshaws Rd  - Leslie St / Glenapp St, Maxwell Rd / Forth St, Barrland St / Albert Dr, Eglinton St / Cardwell St  
    A series of staged works approximately 1-2 weeks on each of these streets between April and July. Limited lane closures only, restricted parking but full access maintained at all times for residents.
  • Eglinton Street
    Road remains open at all times but with staged lane closures from March until November

We really appreciate your patience whilst we modernise the local electricity network and invest across your Community.

What you can expect from us

We will keep you informed and involved when our work will affect you. We will:

  • Explain the scope of our work and expected timescales
  • Host community meetings, where required, to outline and discuss scope, timing & specific welfare issues
  • Issue letters before any supply interruption – at least 5 days in advance (there are currently no planned interruptions as a result of these works.)
  • Where you have special or particular requirements and are affected by the works we will endeavour to work with you to keep disruption to a minimum
  • Ensure you know how to contact us

Contact Information

There are lots of different works happening with different contractors due to the complexity and duration of this programme of works. During the works local representatives on site can answer any questions you may have, our contractors will be mindful of social distancing guidelines during any conversation. Each contractor will also display boards with contact details as an alternative contact point for any information, or reporting safety related matters with the works.

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