This structure, known as a cofferdam is now complete and the cofferdam is now being backfilled with sand and earth to provide a strong structure behind which we can begin the process of intercepting the sewage flow that would otherwise end up in the river.
The next phase of works will be to begin the large drop shaft which will intercept sewage overflows at this site. The shaft itself is very large at around 22m in diameter and will have to deal with large volumes of sewage flow. This shaft will be dug into the new area of land created by the construction of the cofferdam and will connect the existing sewer system to the new tunnel which will run past this site.
October 2018 - Construction Update
After finishing the cofferdam strengthening works, we will be installing reinforced concrete capping beams across the beams.
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
There is no Saturday working and no 24-hour working at this site.
The next Community Liaison Working Group meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2019, 7-9 pm, at the Shadwell Centre, 455 The Highway, London E1W 3HP
Previous minutes are available upon request
We have committed to using river transport as much as possible to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles on the roads.
For King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore we anticipate that an average of two barges per day, subject to the tides, will access the site.
An anticipated daily average of 41 heavy goods vehicles will access the site during the two months of greatest activity, which is during the first year of construction.
All static machinery and plant will be screened or enclosed
Acoustic barriers will be installed on the temporary foreshore area
The playground will be relocated and the sports pitches reconfigured so that they can remain in use throughout construction
Vehicle movements outside of standard hours will be restricted
Hoarding will be erected on the site boundaries
Plant will be electrically powered where practicable
Push (silent) piling will be used wherever possible
Open mesh fencing will 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].