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King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore

Site Information

The site at King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore (KEMPF) is, like its name suggests, located in a small area along the foreshore of the public park. To ensure that as little public space as possible is used, Tideway extended the site out into the river to provide the additional space required. This meant driving a large number of sheet piles into the riverbed adjacent to the shoreline, and this work took several months.


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 King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore site. We have introduced several additional precautions so that our team can do this work safely.

Over the last  few weeks we restarted constructing the diaphragm walls of the new river wall and shortly the works will also re-commence for the shaft and sewage interception chamber.

The shaft will be the future connection to the Tideway tunnel, whilst the interception chamber will connect to the existing sewer network and divert sewage overflows into the tunnel, instead of into the River Thames.

The river wall will be the new perimeter of the park once construction works are finished. 

These works are all planned to take place during day time hours only, although works may be required until 10pm on occasion and also on some Saturdays.

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

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






What are our working hours?

Standard working hours will be 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday with occasional extended working hours to 10pm for activities such as large concrete pours. Vehicle movements would also be restricted to these times

Once we begin to install the shaft, we have permitted working hours up to 10pm. These hours are for managing critical activities, with our intention to always finish works as early as possible in the evening. However, this can be dependent on progress throughout the day and delays such as traffic.

There will be occasional inspection and maintenance: Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 – 16:00

The last Community Liaison Working Group drop in will took place on Wednesday 22 January 2020. The date for the next CLWG will be confirmed.

22 January 2020 - Community Liaison Working Group minutes

22 January 2020 - Community Liaison Working Group presentation 

10 October 2019 - Community Liaison Working Group minutes

10 October 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 

  • Acoustic barriers installed on the temporary foreshore area

  • The playground has been relocated and the sports pitches reconfigured which remain in use throughout construction

  • Vehicle movements outside of standard hours will be restricted

  • Hoarding erected on the site boundaries

  • Plant electrically powered where practicable

  • Push (silent) piling will be used wherever possible

  • Open mesh fencing to maintain views of the River Thames from the park

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 
We are making a number of submissions to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets as part of the consents we need to secure before starting different phases of work at the King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore site. These submissions are available to view on the London Borough of Tower Hamlets planning portal by searching for 'Thames Tideway Tunnel'. Please click here to be redirected to the portal. If you are interested in commenting on these submissions, please ensure you respond directly to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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