Beckton Sewage Treatment Works (Newham)

Beckton Sewage Treatment Works (Newham)


Beckton Main

Beckton Sewage Treatment Works is an operational Thames Water sewage treatment works site and is the largest sewage treatment works in Europe.

Beckton site

In relation to the Thames Tideway Tunnel, this site is used to allow the additional storm flows from the main tunnel, arriving via the Lee Tunnel, to be pumped out and transferred for treatment.

Works update

  • Thames Water Utilities Limited¬†is building a siphon tunnel and two adjacent shafts within its Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. Thames Water has revised the design of this work and has submitted updated plans for approval. The application documents are available for inspection on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project page on the National Infrastructure Planning website.¬†

Beckton Sewage Treatment Works - Site Information

What are the working hours?

Standard working hours will be 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm Saturdays. Vehicle movements will also be restricted to these times. Extended working hours are required to allow major concrete pours.

There will be some 24-hour working during the tunnel boring machine drive and secondary lining for approximately nine months.

How will we access the site?

An anticipated daily average of 10 heavy goods vehicles will access the site for the majority of the construction period. This will rise to approximately 25 heavy goods vehicles per day over an estimated five month period during the construction of the siphon tunnel.

Beckton Sewage Treatment Works - How we will minimise disruption

  • Limited parking for workers will be permitted at this site