Increasing security of electricity supplies for both the UK and France.

Public open space

We are delivering 44 acres of public open space.

We recently appointed I&H Brown to construct the public open space to the north of Daedalus Airfield, bounded by Gosport Road to the north and Broom Way to the east.

The work will consist of:

  • Tree and hedgerow clearance
  • Creation of earth bunds
  • Construction of foot & cycle paths
  • Planting and seeding
  • Erection of street furniture including signs, picnic benches, route markers
  • Drainage works
  • Erection of fence & boundary treatment

What are we doing in the next three months?

  • We have now completed the viewing mound looking over to Solent Airport.
  • To enhance the connectivity of the space, we are now working to construct the various footpaths and cycle ways throughout the site. 
  • We have begun to excavate the space required for the pond on the open space and we are carrying out some soft landscape planting across the site. 
  • We are installing new fencing on the southern boundary of the Airfield. 

 

Last updated: Friday, November 16, 2018

Tree planting marks the start of open space for IFA2

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Open Space implementation programme

News

  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    Major milestone for IFA2 as first UK converter station buildings erected

    November sees a major milestone for IFA2 as the first steel structures start to be erected at the UK converter station site.


    The main work contractors ABB are working with Morgan Sindall who are overseeing the civil phase of the build.

    The steel structures, which will be erected over the coming months, will be the first visible structures at the site. In time, they will house the key elements of the converter station including the AC & DC electrical equipment and form the control building.

    Once the structures have been erected, contractors, Morgan Sindall will weatherproof the buildings. Internal fit out and the installation of transformers is due to take place later in 2019.

    Dave Luetchford, head of National Grid IFA2, said:

    “To date, all our work on the converter station has taken place behind the site hoarding. It’s great to see the converter station now taking shape.”

    For further information about work at the converter station site, please contact National Grid IFA2 on 0800 0194 576 or info@ifa2interconnector.com

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  • Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Boulder removal work update

    We have been carrying out debris route clearance, archaeological target investigations and boulder removal work along the HVAC route. This activity was completed in November 2018.

    We have been carrying out debris route clearance, archaeological target investigations and boulder removal work along the HVAC route.

    This activity was completed in November 2018.

     

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  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Update on Broom Way construction work

    We wrote to residents of the Lee-on-the-Solent area on 29 May 2018 to inform them that we anticipated closing one lane of Broom Way to traffic for five days from 11 June 2018 while we created a new access to the converter station site. We are now no longer planning to carry out this work in this period. This will now be rescheduled to a future date. We are grateful to members of the community for bearing with us, and will provide an update on the rescheduled work in due course.

    We wrote to residents of the Lee-on-the-Solent area on 29 May 2018 to inform them that we anticipated closing one lane of Broom Way to traffic for five days from 11 June 2018 while we created a new access to the converter station site.

    We are now no longer planning to carry out this work in this period. This will now be rescheduled to a future date.

    We are grateful to members of the community for bearing with us, and will provide an update on the rescheduled work in due course.

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