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Albert Embankment Foreshore

Site information

Work comprises construction of a new area of reclaimed land in the foreshore, in front of Camelford House for a shaft approximately 48 metres deep with an internal diameter of approximately 16 metres. Connection to the existing sewers will be made within a second new area of reclaimed land underneath Vauxhall Bridge and in front of the Vauxhall Cross building.

These two areas will be connected via a pipe constructed under the foreshore. The shaft is required to transfer sewage flows from the combined sewer overflows to the main tunnel.

Once construction is complete there will be new public space extending into the foreshore providing a new area of foreshore for Londoners to enjoy the river Thames. Following the end of our works, the Thames path will also be reinstated.

Diversion at Albert Embankment

To facilitate our construction at Albert Embankment we have diverted the Thames path at this location. During this time pedestrians are required to use the footpath along the main road rather than the riverside route between Vauxhall Bridge and Tintagel House. The new route is well signposted and clearly marked.

Access to the Foreshore 

Our works require us to stop access to the River Thames foreshore next to Camelford House, known as 'Lack's Dock'. Although access to this area has always been private, there is now a physical barrier in place to prevent access to an active construction site. If you require access to the foreshore, please call us on 08000 30 80 80 for more information.

Albert Embankment Foreshore

May 2020

Following a pause to our works as part of our response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have resumed some work at our Albert Embankment Foreshore site. We have introduced several additional precautions so that our team can do this work safely.

In our first cofferdam, we have excavated a 48m deep shaft which will drop raw intercepted sewage to the depth of the new super sewer, being constructed underneath the River Thames. From the bottom of the shaft, we have excavated a 10m-long tunnel to connect to the main super sewer tunnel. 

In the second cofferdam we resumed excavation of our interception chamber, a structure that will intercept and combine the raw sewage from the two combined sewer outlets (CSOs) that currently pollute the River Thames underneath Vauxhall Bridge. The interception chamber and shaft will be connected by a 112m-long tunnel that was built from 17m deep in the shaft. 

Underneath Vauxhall Bridge, we have resumed piling work where we have been installing metal sheet piles into the river bed in two parallel lines, to secure the ground where a short intercepting tunnel will be. 

Cofferdam 3 Night Works

Our next phase of works requires us to install metal sheet piles in the river bed to construct our third cofferdam structure, a dry working area built into the river, south-west of Vauxhall Bridge. 

All non-essential staff who can work from home are doing so.

If you have any questions about this or our site at Albert Embankment please get in touch with our helpdesk on 08000 30 80 80 or [email protected]

 

 

What are our working hours?

Standard Working Hours

08:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday

08:00 - 13:00 Saturday

Extended Working Hours

We are currently working 24 hours a day Monday - Friday

As a precautionary measure due to the current public health situation, our Community Liaison Working Group meeting is currently postponed.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, however please get in touch via our 24-hour Helpdesk on 08000 30 80 80 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to a member of the team.

  • All static machinery and plant is screened or enclosed
  • The excavated material handling area is enclosed
  • Hoarding has been erected on the site boundaries
  • Footpath diversions are clearly signposted 

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

  • Call our 24 hour Tideway Helpdesk 08000 30 80 80 or email [email protected]
  • Take a moment to read the latest updates on the noticeboards on our hoardings.
  • Email our dedicated Community Relations teams available to answer your questions or meet with you, via [email protected]
  • Join our regular Community Liaison Working Group meetings, to attend the meetings or receive the minutes and presentations from past meetings, email [email protected]

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

Submissions to the Council 
We are making a number of submissions to the London Borough of Lambeth as part of the consents we need to secure before starting different phases of work at the Albert Embankment site. These submissions are available to view on the London Borough of Lambeth’s planning portal. Please click here to be redirected. If you are interested on commenting on these submissions, please ensure you respond directly to the London Borough of Lambeth.

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