Beckton Sewage Treatment Works

Site information

Beckton Sewage Treatment Works is an operational Thames Water sewage treatment works site and is the largest sewage treatment works in Europe. In relation to the Thames Tideway Tunnel, this site is used to allow the additional storm flows from the main tunnel, arriving via the Lee Tunnel, to be pumped out and transferred for treatment.

Beckton Sewage Treatment Works

  • Thames Water is constructing a siphon tunnel and two adjacent shafts within Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. Thames Water has revised the design of this work and has submitted updated plans for approval. The application documents are available for inspection on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project page on the National Infrastructure Planning website.

  • The tunnel works at Beckton are progressing well, with the main tunnelling activities now complete. The next part of works is installing connections to the existing infrastructure. This will be followed by a period of testing the system and ensuring it works correctly.

  • The tunnelling phase of the project is now complete. Standard working hours will be 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm Saturdays. Vehicle movements will also be restricted to these times. Extended working hours are required to allow major concrete pours.
  • Limited parking for workers will be permitted at this site

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