Murphy completes new gas project on Mansfield’s Oak Tree Estate

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J. Murphy & Sons Limited has successfully completed its largest scheme with National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS), laying over eight kilometres of gas infrastructure to replace the outdated District Heating System to over 1,000 properties in Mansfield.

National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions has played a key role in improving the energy efficiency of homes in Mansfield by working with Mansfield District Council and other partners, and appointed Murphy as its main contractor for the project on the Oak Tree Estate in the town.

Aaron Simms, Building Inspector for Mansfield District Council, said: “Murphy has been one of the best contractors I have had the pleasure of working with. The team’s professional attitude towards the tenants, Council staff and our contracting partners has been outstanding.”

Each property, including the homes of private tenants and landlords, will now benefit from individual energy efficient gas boilers, new pipes and radiators. Murphy Utility Connections provided a free gas connection to all targeted households, whilst any vulnerable private sector households gained new central heating systems funded by the programme. More than 8km of new gas mains were laid and 1,090 new service connections installed.

Colin Willett, Murphy site manager added: “The project was carried out under a 22 week schedule to ensure that the residents had their new gas supplies operational by the end of the year when the current heating system will be decommissioned. The support of the Council and commitment of our staff to managing interfaces safely was key to achieving this.”