Victoria Embankment Foreshore

Site information

The Victoria Embankment Foreshore site is on the northern bank of the River Thames. It comprises a section of the foreshore and a section of pavement and roadway on Victoria Embankment.

Victoria Embankment Foreshore

September 2019

At Victoria Embankment, construction of the 48m deep shaft to intercept the overflows at this site are into its third phase. The team began using a jacking method, of installing pre-cast segment rings around the perimeter of the shaft before pushing them into the ground and excavating the area within. Following successful installation of the first 14 rings, the team grouted the structure in place and changed to an underpinning method, where they install the segment rings below the existing rings as they excavate down.

The final 12.7m of the shaft will be constructed using sprayed concrete lining. This technique involves excavating down a metre before spraying concrete underneath the existing structure.


What are our working hours?

Standard Working Hours

08:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday

08:00 - 13:00 Saturday

Extended Working Hours

We are currently working extended hours at Victoria Embankment

24 hours Monday - Thursday

07:00 - 19:00 (23:00 if required) Friday

08:00 - 18:00 Saturday

Details of the next opportunity to meet with the team conducting the work at Victoria Embankment will be available soon

Our most recent Community Liaison Working Group (CLWG) was held in May 2019. 

  • Two-way traffic flow along Victoria Embankment will be maintained at all times
  • All static machinery and plant is screened or enclosed
  • The excavated material handling area is enclosed
  • Footpath diversions are clearly signposted
  • Push (silent) piling is being used wherever possible
  • Low level directional lighting
  • A 2.4 metre noise barrier has been installed on the site boundary
  • Work with the local authority and Transport for London to plan for major events such as New Year's Eve and the London Marathon

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.
  • 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]

You can also follow our progress and what we're doing in our local communities on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Submissions to the Council 
We are making a number of submissions to the City of Westminster as part of the consents we need to secure before starting different phases of work at the Victoria Embankment site. These submissions are available to view on the City of Westminster’s planning portal. Please click here to be redirected to the portal. If you are interested on commenting on these submissions, please ensure you respond directly to the City of Westminster.

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