Gas distribution network, Cadent, has announced work is now underway on a new depot in Stockport.
The £650,000 project will see the UK’s largest gas distribution network open a new depot in Stockport, as part of a £1 million investment in its operations. The company oversees 21,000 miles of gas distribution infrastructure from 15 depots in the North West of England.
Cadent has agreed a 10-year lease on a 26,600sq ft facility on Corrie Way, Bredbury Industrial Estate.
The new Stockport site will be used for Cadent engineers serving South Manchester and provide space for specialist olfactory and rhinology work and a logistics function. This site will also have EV charge points, helping Cadent further along its journey to switch its field-force vehicles to carbon neutral fuels by 2026.
The work on the new Stockport depot comes following a £360,000 investment in Cadent’s Crewe headquarters, a site first established in 1864.
Jenny Moten, Director of Cadent’s North West network commented:
“The gas industry has a long and proud history in the UK, dating back over 200 years, and we’ve got a long future ahead of us. Our job is to manage the safe distribution of gas to millions of sites, as well as provide a 24-hour, 365-day, gas emergency service.
“I have a great team that deserves great facilities to work, based in the communities we serve, so I’m delighted this major investment has been completed in Crewe and that work has now started in Corrie Way. We have further, equally-exciting plans to unveil for several of our other North West depots over the coming months.”