• Peckham, Rye Lane: Updates


    Project update: Friday 1 February

    We’re continuing to carry out network upgrades along Rye Lane between its junctions with Hanover Park and Highshore Road. Phase one of our project is progressing well as we work to upgrade our two large diameter pipes between these junctions.

    To ensure everyone’s safety, Rye Lane remains closed to motorists and buses around our site and signed diversions are in place. We would encourage all commuters to please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. For more information about affected bus routes and their diversions, please follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter or visit the Transport for London website.

    Pedestrian access is maintained around our work area and all Rye Lane businesses remain open as usual. With the recent spell of cold weather, we’re supporting the council’s gritting teams by ensuring footpaths and roads around our site continue to be gritted for everyone’s safety along Rye Lane. Our engineers have been working hard through the freezing temperatures, and as long as it’s safe to do so, we’ll continue working through the wintry conditions.

    Due to the lack of customer visits to our Rye Lane Project Information Office located at the Choumert Grove car park, we’ve agreed to remove the unit in February. Traders who have any enquiries about delivery vehicles accessing their businesses or questions about waste collection should contact our team on site for assistance. Our dedicated Rye Lane Customer Service number 0800 912 0804 is still available for any enquiries about our work.

    We’ll provide our next update on, or before, Friday 1 March.


    Project update:  Thursday 24 January

    We're currently upgrading our network between Hanover Park and Highshore Road

     An image of Peckham Rye Lane high street

    We began work to upgrade the gas network in Rye Lane on Monday 7 January as planned.

    We're replacing old metal gas pipes installed in the 1800s with new plastic pipe to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply is delivered to not only Rye Lane homes and businesses, but also to Peckham, Southwark and beyond.

    We're currently working between Hanover Park and Highshore Road. This is the first of six phases as we progress southwards along Rye Lane towards Sternhall Lane. For everyone's safety, Rye Lane is closed in both directions around our work area to motorists, buses and cyclists. Signed diversions are in place via Hanover Park and Consort Road.

    Pedestrian access will continue to be maintained throughout our work and all Rye Lane businesses remain open as usual. Additional information for Rye Lane traders can be found here. Alternatively, our Rye Lane Project Information Office located in Choumert Grove car park is open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays for any questions you might have about our work.

    Our large, old pipes are buried deep underneath Rye Lane and we’ve needed to dig more than two metres deep to be able to insert our new pipe in this section of our network. As well as beginning to replace the pipes here, we’re also working to replace smaller pipes between Hanover Park and Highshore Road. We’re able to upgrade these pipes by inserting the new plastic pipe through our existing pipes.

    We’ll provide our next update on, or before, Friday 1 February.