Acton Storm Tanks

Site information

Acton Storm Tanks is an existing Thames Water pumping station and storm water tanks site. The surrounding area is predominantly residential, industrial and mixed-use. The site would be used to receive the main tunnel from Carnwath Road Riverside as well as intercept the existing Acton Storm Relief combined sewer overflow.

Acton Storm Tanks

In June 2019, the team successfully excavated to the bottom of the shaft, which is 33m deep and completed the base plug pour the following month. 

The beginning of November saw the team complete the concrete pour to the air treatment chamber and the start to the demolition of the inlet chamber walls. The team have been busy preparing the site for the arrival of Rachel, our Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), which will arrive next summer. 

Crane Removal
On either Wednesday 29 or Thursday 30 January, we will be removing one crane from our site as work on the Air Treatment Chamber is nearing completion. 

For more information, look at the latest CLWG presentation on the tab below.

Our standard working hours are (with a 1-hour mobilisation period before and after these times):

  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm

  • Saturday: 8am – 12 midday

Additionally, we have maintenance periods on the weekend:

  • Saturday: 1 – 5pm

  • Sunday: 10am – 4pm

We will be working 24-hours a day for approximately seven months. This will be taking place predominantly underground as we construct our tunnel.

On average, we have approximately seven heavy goods vehicles accessing the site. More up to date information about the vehicle movements can be found within the CLWG presentations.

The next Acton Storm Tanks CLWG will be announced shortly.

You can see the minutes and presentation from the last CLWG below. If you are interested in finding out more about our community liaison working group please email [email protected]

4 February 2020 - CLWG Minutes
4 February 2020 - CLWG Presentation

10 September 2019 - CLWG Minutes
10 September 2019 - CLWG Presentation

Our Acton team are committed to managing our works and mitigating any impacts. Examples of measures we currently have in place include:

  • Hoarding along our site boundary

  • Using specialist equipment which helps reduce vibration in the area

  • Restricting movements of vehicles outside of working hours

  • Keeping within the noise and vibration limits set by LB Ealing.

There are lots of ways to find out what’s happening at our site, you can:

  • Call our 24 hour helpdesk 08000 30 80 80 or email [email protected]

  • Take a moment to read the latest updates on the noticeboards on our hoardings

  • Visit Tideway's Community Information Centre at Carnwath Road, the first Tuesday of the month, 3pm – 7pm. Our team will be able to answer your questions and tell you what's happening on site

  • Join our regular Community Liaison Working Group meetings, to attend the meetings or receive the minutes and presentations from past meetings, email [email protected]. Meeting details will be emailed, published online and on site hoardings

You can also follow our progress and what we're doing in our local communities on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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