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£6.5 million Project to Modernise Power Supplies in Liverpool


SP Energy Networks will deliver a £6.5 million investment plan to modernise the electrical network in Liverpool, extending from Lister Drive to Wavertree.

From May, SP Energy Networks will start the replacement of over 5.5km of 132,000 volt cable, using as much of the existing cable casings as possible. This will reduce the required level of digging and reinstatement, minimising disruption to residents, local businesses, pedestrians and road users.

Working in conjunction with Liverpool City Council, the programme is scheduled to be complete by October 2018, with the following programme:

  • 10th May to 27th July: Wavertree Park
  • 30th May to 23rd July: From Fallowfield Rd to Prince Alfred Rd
  • 1st June to 26th September: Church Road, Edge Lane and Ardleigh Rd
  • 14th June to 28th August: Pighue Lane, Sandown Park and Lane
  • 22nd June to 12th September: Trackside (Network Rail)
  • 10th August to 17th September: Lister Dr, Cheadle Avenue and Prescott Rd

This project demonstrates SP Energy Networks continued commitment to invest in Merseyside and follows previous upgrades in the area. The planned work will benefit local communities, reinforcing supplies for the existing 70,000 homes and businesses connected to the network, as well as facilitating future growth for decades to come.

While traffic management will be used to safeguard the project team and members of the public, every effort will be made to minimise the disruption throughout the duration of the works.

Mark Sobczak, 132kV General Manager at SP Energy Networks, said: "This is an important and innovative investment programme that supports today’s customers in Liverpool as well as facilitating future needs. As we move towards the increased uptake of electric vehicles, and the electrification of other sectors like heating, it will be vital that major cities like Liverpool have a robust and modern electricity network capable of supporting increased demands.

“We have coordinated our programme with Liverpool City Council’s Highways and Transportation Department, and discussed the mutual benefits of being able to use as much of the existing infrastructure as possible, to minimise the disruption during these essential works.”

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