• Rainham (ME8)
    Berengrave Lane


    Start date: 4 September 2017
    Approximate duration: Seven months


    We are working to upgrade the gas network in Rainham. 

    We are investing £2.6 million to replace our old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. 

    In consultation with Medway Council, we will start work on Monday 4 September in Berengrave Road, Chalky Bank Road, Herbert Road, Parkfield Road, Roystons Close and Quinnell Street. We’ll have six teams of engineers working on this project simultaneously to complete this project as quickly as possible and minimise disruption to the local community. We’ll also be working six days a week. 

    Over the coming months, we’ll then progress through the following roads in stages:


    • Arthur Road 
    • Bendon Way 
    • Beverley Close
    • Broadoak Avenue
    • Bushmeadow Road 
    • Brown Street 
    • Broomcroft Road 
    • Childscroft Road 
    • Dignals Close
    • High Elms
    • Holding Street 
    • Holmoaks 
    • Iversgate Close 
    • Lonsdale Drive 
    • Northumberland Avenue 
    • Orchard Street
    • Stratford Avenue 
    • Streetfield Road 
    • Suffolk Avenue
    • The Willows 
    • Tufton Road
    • Wooldeys Road


    When we work in some roads, we’ll need to temporarily close the road or suspend some parking spaces to keep everyone safe around our work areas. These roads are:


    • Berengrave Lane: The road will be closed between Tufton Lane and Lower Rainham Road in three phases from Monday 4 September until Friday 22 December. 
    • Broadview Avenue: The road will be closed between Maidstone Road and number 79 from Monday 23 October until Friday 1 December. 
    • Herbert Road: The road will be closed from Monday 4 September until Friday 27 October. 
    • Orchard Street: The road will be closed between Broadview Avenue and number 103 from Monday 23 October until Monday 30 October. 
    • Quinnell Street: The road will be closed from Monday 4 September until Monday 29 September with some parking bay suspensions. We’ll do all we can to maintain access to the car park as far as possible. 


    During our road closures, signed diversions will be in place for through traffic. Access will be maintained for residents and this will be clearly signed. 

    We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Rainham homes and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.


    Update - Wednesday 9 May

    Our work is progressing well and we are nearing the end of our project.

    To ensure everyone’s safety, we have installed temporary traffic lights in Berengrave Lane at its junction with Tufton Road until Friday 25 May.

    From Monday 21 May, we will need to temporarily close Holding Street for three weeks between its junction with High Street and the rear of The Courtyard. A signed diversion will be in place.