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Greenwich Pumping Station

Site information

Works at Greenwich are progressing well. We have completed the construction of the shaft which will be the starting point of the connection tunnel from Greenwich to Chambers Wharf. This connection tunnel will provide additional sewer capacity in South East London and will help tackle the problem of sewage overflow into the Deptford Creek and River Ravensbourne.


Greenwich Pumping Station

May 2020

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

Dredging in Deptford Creek,  which comprised of removing silt from the river bed and foreshore using a floating platform and excavator have recently been completed.  This work has enabled us to use the river to remove some of the material that will be produced when we start tunnelling later this year.

We completed Sprayed Concrete Lining works to the shaft and tunnel adits and have been working to get the bottom of the shaft ready to receive out Tunnel Boring Machine.

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

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







What are our working hours?

Standard working hours are 8am to 6pm Monday-Friday and 8am-1pm Saturday.  Also, there is a 1 hour mobilisation period before and after the Standard Working Hours, plus maintenance periods on Saturday 1-5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm.

For the main construction work, periods of extended working hours will be intermittent and are required to perform certain construction activities, such as works for concrete pours, pilling and the construction of a diaphragm walls for shaft construction

There will be approximately 27 months, commencing in early 2018, of 24-hour working during the construction of the Greenwich Connection Tunnel. Works will predominately be underground. Surface works include essential support activities such as processing and handling of excavated material and shaft lifting operations. The majority of surface works will be within an enclosed acoustic shed.

The next Community Liaison Working Group meeting will take place on Tuesday 9 June 2020 at Creekside Discovery Centre, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

25 February 2020 -Community Liaison Working Group Minutes

25 February 2020 -Community Liaison Working Group Presentation

12 September 2019 - Community Liaison Working Group Minutes

12 September 2019 - Community Liaison Working Group Presentation



Previous minutes are available upon request,  please contact the Tideway Helpdesk on 08000 30 80 80 or email [email protected]

  • All static machinery and plant will be screened or enclosed

  • The excavated material handling area will be enclosed

  • There will be a noise enclosure over the shaft during the connection tunnel construction

  • Hoarding will be erected on the site boundaries

  • Replacement planting shall be provided for the trees and scrub to be removed for construction

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 Chambers Wharf open every Wednesday 2pm – 7pm, our team will be able to answer your questions and talk about the work.

  • 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]. Meeting details will be emailed, published online and on site hoardings.

You can also sign up to receive information updates and newsletters via [email protected].

Submissions to the Council 
These works will be undertaken with the same controls identified in the Development Consent Order and Code of Construction Practice. We will notify anyone living near the site in advance of any works taking place. We are making a number of submissions to the London Borough of Greenwich as part of the consents we need to secure before starting different phases of work at the Greenwich Pumping Station site. These submissions are available to view on the London Borough of Greenwich's planning portal by searching for 'Thames Tideway Tunnel'. Please click here to be redirected. If you are interested in commenting on these submissions, please ensure you respond directly to the London Borough of Greenwich.

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