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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

May 2020

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

We have excavated a 48m deep shaft within our cofferdam, a dry working area built into the river. From the base of shaft we have resumed construction of our 17m long tunnel that will connect into the main super sewer being constructed under the River Thames. This tunnel is being constructed using the sprayed concrete lining technique, where we dig forward 1m, and then spray concrete onto the exposed ground. 

We have recently been installing a steel liner, known as a flume, inside the existing sewer running along the embankment. This will ensure the sewer remains operational whilst we are demolishing the existing river wall structure around it in order to construct the new structures, that will intercept the sewer.

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

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

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

If you would like to discuss the works with our team, please contact us at [email protected] or call 08000 30 80 80 


  • 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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