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Barn Elms

Site information

As part of the works we have replaced one of the changing room buildings at the Barn Elms Sports Centre with new, modern and improved facilities ready for use. The main site works have now begun following its completion.

Barn Elms

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

In 2019, the team at Barn Elms completed the new changing rooms and handed the keys over to London Borough of Wandsworth. The old changing rooms were then demolished so the site team can access the main construction area.

The end of 2019 saw the site team complete the 34m deep excavation of their shaft. They have now begun construction of the 212m connection tunnel which will connect to the main super sewer. 

The connection tunnel is being created by a Pipe Jacking Machine. You can read about the delivery of the Pipe Jacking Machine here.

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

There will be approximately five months of 24-hour working. However, activities will be predominantly below ground.

As a precautionary measure due to the current public health situation, our Community Liaison Working Group meetings are 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.


The date for the next Putney Embankment Foreshore and Barn Elms CLWG will be confirmed 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].

12 March 2020 - CLWG Minutes
12 March 2020 - CLWG Presentation

24 October 2019 - CLWG Minutes
24 October 2019 - CLWG Presentation


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

  • Hoarding has been erected along the site boundary

  • Netting has been be erected above the hoarding to prevent balls from the playing fields entering the construction site

  • Access and construction activities is minimised during times of heavy recreational use of the playing fields.

  • Various other measures including using electric gantry cranes where practicable and electric forklifts are being used to reduce noise

  • Onsite concrete batchers and static concrete re-mixers are screened and not used outside standard hours

  • Concrete breakers are not to be used at night (22:00 to 08:00) except in cases of emergency

  • Set limits to control activities, such as noise (Section 61 approval) from LB Richmond

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.

  • 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 talk about the work.

  • 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 TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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