Parliamentary Estates Ducting Scheme

Parliamentary Estates Ducting Scheme

Ward: St James's

Streets Affected: Abingdon Street, Broad Sanctuary, Great Peter Street, Parliament Square, Parliament Street, St Margaret Street

Project Type: Streetscape

Project Overview

Westminster City Council in partnership with Parliamentary Estates is implementing utility ducting works within the following roads; St Margaret’s Street, Abingdon Street and Millbank.

The proposed works are to include the following:

  • Removal of existing chamber covers and reinstate the carriageway;
  • Replacement of existing chamber covers with new;
  • Reinstatement of the Public Highway; and
  • Anti-skid resurfacing works on Abingdon Street.
The works are programmed to commence on 29 September 2018 and will be undertaken work over a 24 hour period. No noisy work will be undertaken between the hours of 11:00pm and 6:00am. Whilst steps will be taken to try to minimise the impact of noise on businesses, some of the works will be noisy. As a result of the proposed works it is necessary to ban certain traffic movements and close roads to ensure the works can be completed safely and within the planned duration.

Through collaborative working with all key stakeholders which include the list below the aim is to deliver the scheme with minimal impact to the network:

Strategic Estates (SE);
Westminster City Council (WCC);
Transport for London (TfL);
MET Police; and
London Buses;

The proposed works phasing is designed to achieve the following objectives:
  • Safe working space for construction operatives and all road users;
  • Works areas with the least impact and most effective timescales and safe working space;
  • Access and security to frontages;
  • Minimise impact on surrounding traffic network whilst providing sufficient working space; and
  • Reduce the impact of the works on the traffic network by providing, where possible, at least one running lane.

Abingdon Street / St Margaret Street/ Millbank Full Closure 29th September 2018 to 30th September 2018

(Refer to drawing number’s 70016098-05-TM-47A, 48A, 51A and 52A for diversion plans).

  • Abingdon Street / St Margaret Street full road closure.
  • Closure of Great College Street into Abingdon Street;
  • Closure of Great Peter Street into Abingdon Street (30th September only);
  • Closure of Dean Stanley Street into Abingdon Street (30th September only)
29th to 30th September 2018           Duration: 2 days

Travel advice

Travel advice during the works

Roads in and around the Parliamentary Estates will busier than normal while the works take place. This will have an impact upon driver, bus and cyclist journeys.

For travel advice about how your journey may be affected while the works take place, including diversion routes, please visit :


Works on site

Outline Programme

29 September 2018 to 30 September 2018

Project Documents


    In Consultation
    Design Stage
    Works due
    Works on site
    Works completed