Definition of gasworks in English:


plural noun

  • [treated as singular] A place where gas is manufactured and processed.

    • ‘Above the bridge are tanneries, bonemills and gasworks, from which all drains and refuse find their way into the Irk, which receives further the contents of all the neighbouring sewers and privies.’
    • ‘It has always been a fantastic location, overlooking an incredibly green stretch of the Thames, but with the old gasworks and industrial sites that were once here, it never used to be anyone's first choice.’
    • ‘His love for the old gasworks led to his writing a splendid social history of the plant, ‘Requiem for a Gasworks’, in which his legendary way with words was exposed.’
    • ‘It was later marketed by the authority in conjunction with the gasworks site, currently being developed for housing and a new hotel, but there were no takers.’
    • ‘When he was just 12, his father, a gasworks foreman, suffered an horrific industrial accident and died later in hospital.’
    • ‘Once in the job he feels somewhat daunted by his responsibility for the commissioning of new retorts at the gasworks without the support of other professional engineers.’
    • ‘A former gasworks in the heart of York is to be developed with more than 20 further flats - after councillors gave the scheme the thumbs-up, despite fears about its ‘high density’.’
    • ‘Money from the sale of the former gasworks nearby could be used to finance the estimated £350,000 cost of demolition.’
    • ‘Officers are recommending the scheme, which is near to the proposed home/office development on the site of a former gasworks, for approval - subject to 36 conditions.’
    • ‘From multi-million pound villas to rundown council estates, from gasworks to hi-tech offices, from mosques to markets and from antelopes to ducks - all London life is here.’
    • ‘Three large mill buildings stand in a U shape around a courtyard which contains the earliest extant gasworks chimney in Scotland.’
    • ‘Before 1964, gas was manufactured at the old gasworks plant in Cottesloe.’
    • ‘This was otherwise a rotten location, an inaccessible brownfield site heavily contaminated by what had been the largest gasworks in Europe.’
    • ‘The long-term effects of human exposure to chemicals in the sediments, believed to be a legacy of the gasworks and to include petrochemicals, are unknown.’
    • ‘I used to get up early to watch the trams get steam up using coke from the old Christchurch gasworks.’
    • ‘The normal explanations for the Bonnybridge sightings are the proximity of Edinburgh airport and the gasworks at nearby Grangemouth.’
    • ‘It's built on the same gasworks site as the Millennium Dome was, which needed heavy decontamination works before construction began in 2000, and the first residents moved in about two years ago.’
    • ‘The original village of Beckton was named after Simon Adams Beck, the man responsible for building the local gasworks in 1870.’
    • ‘After his father was horribly killed in a gasworks accident, the 13-year-old David and his mother were left in considerable hardship.’
    • ‘Over Monk Bridge, which was widened in the 1900s, we pass the site of the enlarged gasworks, long since demolished.’