Notification of major gas replacement works: Raeburn Place area, Edinburgh 6 January 2020

(adapted from an email from SGN, and posted here in case this affects LHNCC residents, businesses and visitors)

SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. We also provide the gas emergency service in these areas.

We’re investing £2.2 million to upgrade our gas network in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh and we’ll shortly begin the first section of our project.

This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.

In agreement with the City of Edinburgh Council and local authorities, our work in the Raeburn Place are of Edinburgh will begin on Monday 6 January 2020 and last approximately 30 weeks. Some road closures will be in place, but we’ve split the work into two phases to minimise disruption.

Phase one – approximately eight weeks

Our project will start in Deanshaugh Street on 6 January. The road will be closed and a signed diversion route will be in place for motorists. We’ll also have temporary traffic lights in place at the junctions with Hamilton Place and Haugh Street for approximately four weeks.

Phase two – approximately 22 weeks

Our engineers will then progress into Raeburn Place and the road will be closed to westbound traffic for the duration of this phase. A signed diversion route will be in place for motorists.

For the duration of our project, there will be restricted parking on Deanhaugh Street and Raeburn Place. Other parking suspensions will be in place at times in surrounding streets. You’ll find further details, such as where we’ll be working, in the attached leaflet.

We’ll have a dedicated person onsite throughout our project to help co-ordinate bin collections and deliveries for businesses.

We’ll also have a designated person from our Customer Service team on site for the first few weeks of our project – you’ll find them in Deanhaugh Street.

To help you understand more about our project, we’re holding a drop-in session at Stockbridge Library on Monday 11 November. Come in and see us any time between 4.45pm and 7.45pm.

During this project we’ll be working Monday to Friday between 7am – 5pm. We’ll work extended hours and weekends when possible. We are mindful of those people who live in the area and will try to minimise noisy activities as much as we can.

We know that this is a busy area and wish to assure you that work will progress as quickly as possible and we’ll be doing everything we can to limit delays and disruption.

The dedicated webpage for Raeburn Place is now live and there is a link to that from the card on

The ‘latest updates’ page isn’t on there as a sub-page yet as there aren’t any updates, but that’ll go live once the project has started and we have our first update.

The QR code now works and all customers who received our leaflet this week will be able to access the web page using that.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be impacted by our work.

If you have any specific enquiries about this project, please call us on 0131 469 1718 during office hours (8am to 4.00pm) or 0800 912 0804 and our customer service team will be happy to help.

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding during this time.


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