Chambers Wharf

Selina, one of our six tunnel boring machines (TBMs), will begin its journey at our Chambers Wharf site near Tower Bridge, travelling 5km eastward to Abbey Mills Pumping Station. We’re working hard to ensure that the effect of our work on our neighbours is a small as possible and have taken a number of significant steps to minimise our impact, including using world-class electric machinery to reduce noise and emissions and utilising the river when possible to keep lorries off the local roads.

The shaft at Chambers Wharf will be more than 60 metres deep and we’ve created more than 8,000m2 of

new land in the river to allow us enough space to do our work.

Reconnecting London with the River Thames

London relies on a 150-year-old sewer system built for a population less than half its current size. As a result, millions of tonnes of raw sewage spills, untreated, into the River Thames each year. 

That’s where we come in.  

We’re building a 25km Super Sewer under the Thames to intercept those nasty spills and clean up our river for the good of the city, its wildlife and you.

Explore the next sites

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Shad Thames Pumping Station

London Borough of Southwark

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King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore

London Borough of Tower Hamlets