Electricity substation work to shut Preston street for four years

Posted on - 6th December, 2018 - 1:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Queries were raised as the signs appeared in Glover's Court itself
Queries were raised as the signs appeared in Glover’s Court itself

Upgrades to an electricity sub-station in Preston city centre are to close a street for four years.


Electricity North West has confirmed they have applied to shut off Park Place.

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The road – which is a cut-through between Cannon Street and Glover’s Court – is being closed for safety reasons while work is carried out.

Contractors were spoken to by Lancashire County Council as they caused confusion in Glover’s Court on Wednesday (5 December) when they put up signs saying it would be shut until the end of 2022.

These signs are due to be amended throughout Thursday to make it clearer it is Park Place being closed off.


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A spokeswoman for Electricity North West, said: “In the New Year our engineers will be starting work on an essential £2m project to replace equipment in a substation on Park Place which supplies power to 3,400 customers in Preston.

“The equipment was first installed in the 1960s and it’s vital to carry out the work to ensure customers continue to receive the power the need when they need it for years to come.

“To allow our engineers to safely carryout the work Park Place in Preston will be closed from the 1st January until December 2022. Advance notice signs have been in place since November and all work has been agreed by Lancashire County Council highways team.”

Anyone who would like further information on the work can contact Electricity North West 24/7 by calling a free 105 number or visiting their website.

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