How do I get a smart meter installed?

Hi,

We are currently in a situation whereby our gas meter is inaccessible due to it be located in the basement of a shared building. Would it be possible to install a smart meter?

A factor will be the distance between the gas meter and the electric meter as basically the gas meter which is battery powered has to transmit data to the location of the electric meter (every 30 minutes).

Is it a big distance and are the walls very thick?