Gas emergency and pipeline service Wales & West Utilities has finished work to upgrade parts of the gas network in areas of Plymouth.

The company has recently finished two separate projects to upgrade gas pipes in both the North Road West and Ermington Terrace areas of the city. All work was essential to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come and involved joint planning with Plymouth City Council.

Wales & West Utilities Abby Smith managed this gas pipe upgrade work and said:

We’re happy to have finished all works and want to thank everyone who lives and works in the areas for bearing with us while we completed these essential projects.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the Plymouth area. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

This work was essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.