The Oxted gasholder will be redeveloped by St William, a joint venture between The Berkeley Group and National Grid. St William specialises in redeveloping redundant gasholder sites and has unlocked some of the most technically complex regeneration sites at the heart of communities across London and the South East.
WORK TO DEMOLISH THE OXTED GASHOLDER WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY 2019
Work to prepare for the demolition of the gasholder in Oxted will begin on Wednesday 2 January 2019. The work will be carried out by demolition experts John F Hunt on behalf of St William Homes LLP, which is the owner of the gasholder site.
After an initial set up period, a crane will arrive on the site at the end of January to help workers access the top of the frame. The frame of the gasholder will be dismantled piece by piece with the debris contained and collected from within the gasholder.
The demolition of the project is expected to be complete around May 2019, weather permitting. The site will be accessed from the entrance on Station Road East opposite Boots.
In June 2018 the Council granted St William Homes LLP, permission for a planning scheme comprising 111 one, two and three bedroom apartments, with landscaping and car parking.
The demolition of the gasholder and its replacement with a high quality housing scheme will enhance Oxted town centre and forms part of the Council’s regeneration plans for the area. The Council will be working with key stakeholders to minimise disruption to the town centre.
The Council will support the Love Oxted Business Improvement District by publicising an “Open for business” initiative to encourage local people to continue to support the shops and businesses in Oxted while the building work takes place.