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NIE Networks is undertaking a programme of works to upgrade the electricity network in Banbridge. We are committed to replacing the electricity network in the town centre before the council begins the Banbridge Public Realms Scheme. Work will commence at the end of May 2022 with an anticipated finish date of December 2022.

What's Involved?

Representing an investment of £900k by NIE Networks, the electricity network upgrade will replace the existing underground cable network within the Public Real Scheme area.

Reliability issues can occur with older electricity cables and parts of the network in this area are approximately 60 years old. The work planned will modernise the electricity infrastructure in Banbridge.

Approximately 3.2km of low voltage cable will be laid with most of the underground cables located in the public footway. Where required, existing older services to individual premises will be replaced. We will be working closely with over 180 customers in the area to agree the work in advance and ensure a smooth undertaking of any necessary alterations.

Three existing substations will be upgraded and a new substation will be established in Downshire Place Car Park.

Phased Implementation

The project will be divided into smaller phases starting at the Newry Road roundabout. The work will continue along Newry Street taking in Linenhall Street and Old Kenlis Street, before moving to Bridge Street and finishing at Church Square.

In each work zone we will aim to complete the work within one footpath, before moving to the opposite footpath to help minimise disruption to businesses, traffic flow and members of the public

It will be business as usual for all traders and shoppers. Access will be maintained to all premises at all times.

Got a Question?

We are committed to working with our customers and stakeholders to ensure our projects meet the needs of everyone involved and it is important to us that we hear from you.

If you have questions or would like to know more about this project please get in touch.
24 Hour Customer Helpline
03457 643 643

Banbridge Project Manager (8am – 5pm)
Stephen Glasgow
07833 409088