Albert Embankment Foreshore (Lambeth)

Albert Embankment Foreshore (Lambeth)

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The Albert Embankment Foreshore site is on the southern bank of the River Thames. It comprises the foreshore under and to the east and west of Vauxhall Bridge, and extends approximately 250 metres north.

The site connects the existing local combined sewer overflows underneath Vauxhall Bridge, known as the Clapham Storm Relief and Brixton Storm Relief sewers, to the main tunnel.

What is happening at Albert Embankment?

Work comprises construction of a new area of reclaimed land in the foreshore, in front of Camelford House for a shaft approximately 48 metres deep with an internal diameter of approximately 16 metres. Connection to the existing sewers will be made within a second new area of reclaimed land underneath Vauxhall Bridge and in front of the Vauxhall Cross building. These two areas will be connected via a pipe constructed under the foreshore. The shaft is required to transfer sewage flows from the combined sewer overflows to the main tunnel.

Once construction is complete there will be new public space extending into the foreshore providing a new area of foreshore for Londoners to enjoy the river Thames. Following the end of our works, the Thames path will also be reinstated.

Diversion at Albert Embankment

To facilitate our construction at Albert Embankment we have diverted the Thames path at this location. During this time pedestrians are required to use the footpath along the main road rather than the riverside route between Vauxhall Bridge and Tintagel House. The new route is well signposted and clearly marked.

Access to the Foreshore 

Our works require us to stop access to the River Thames foreshore next to Camelford House, known as 'Lack's Dock'. Although access to this area has always been private, there is now a physical barrier in place to prevent access to an active construction site. If you require access to the foreshore, please call us on 08000 30 80 80 for more information.

Works update

18 October 2018

From Thursday, 18 October, to coincide with the start of the next phase of marine works, there will be intermittent closures of the northern footway of Vauxhall Bridge. This is to divert pedestrians away from close proximity to the piling works taking place adjacent to the bridge: More Information

06 September 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on works taking place at our Albert Embankment Foreshore site. From Monday 17 September we will begin preparation works ahead of the start or marine works. This will require the mobilisation of barges with equipment for the works to take place: More Information 

Want to know more or get involved?

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]

Tideway's River Times - Central

The latest issue of Tideway's new regular community newsletter, produced especially for our neighbours in the central section of the project. 

River Times CENTRAL - Autumn 2018 

Albert Embankment Foreshore - Site Information

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.

There will be some 24-hour working during construction of the Clapham/Brixton combined sewer overflow connection tunnel

How are we using the river?

We have committed to using river transport as much as possible to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles on the roads.

At Albert Embankment Foreshore we anticipate an average of four barges will access the site per day, with each barge taking approximately 56 heavy goods vehicles off the road.

An average of eight heavy goods vehicles would access the site per day for the majority of the construction period. This would rise to approximately 19 heavy goods vehicles per day over an estimated two month period during the peak of construction.

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Education programme

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Albert Embankment Foreshore - How we are minimising disruption

  • All static machinery and plant is screened or enclosed
  • The excavated material handling area is enclosed
  • Hoarding has been erected on the site boundaries
  • Footpath diversions are clearly signposted 

Albert Embankment Foreshore - Important site documents


Submissions to the Council

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