Chelsea Embankment Foreshore (Kensington and Chelsea)

Chelsea Embankment Foreshore (Kensington and Chelsea)

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On the northern bank of the River Thames, the Chelsea Embankment Foreshore site comprises an area of foreshore, a section of footway and carriageway and a small part of Ranelagh Gardens.

Works update

06 September 2018

  • Our works at our Chelsea Embankment site are progressing well. We recently contacted you with information about the installation of our new welfare facilities and new traffic signals on the north side of the Chelsea Embankment.

    Towards the end of August and until the end of October, we will begin works on cleaning and installing a new liner within the existing sewer at Chelsea Embankment, this is in preparation of piling works on the sewer which will take place in 2019 as part of the Tideway Tunnel works: 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].

Chelsea Embankment Foreshore - Latest News

Working with the Royal Hospital Chelsea

As part of our construction plans we are working closely with the Royal Hospital Chelsea, our closest neighbours at our Chelsea Embankment site. We are working with the Royal Hospital to minimise disruption to both the operation of the Hospital and the high profile events that take place there each year, including the Chelsea Flower Show.

We took a number of Chelsea Pensioners on a boat tour to show them how the project will take shape and how it might affect them.

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 

Chelsea 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 a short period of 24-hour working during the construction of the connection tunnel and secondary lining. However, these 24 hr activities will be predominantly below ground.

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 Chelsea Embankment Foreshore we anticipate an average of three barges will access the site per day, subject to the tides.

An anticipated daily average of seven heavy goods vehicles will access the site. This will rise to approximately 42 heavy goods vehicles per day over an estimated one-month period during the peak of construction activity. However, we continue to look at more ways to use the river and reduce vehicle movement even further.

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Working in the community

Giving back to the community

Education programme

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Chelsea Embankment - Community Liaison Working Group

  • We held our most recent drop in for the Community on Tuesday 5th June 2018. A record of the meeting can be read here.

Chelsea Embankment Foreshore - How we are minimising disruption

  • All static machinery and plant is screened or enclosed
  • Hoarding has been erected on the site boundaries
  • Vehicle movements outside of standard hours is restricted
  • Use of low level directional lighting
  • The excavated material handling area is enclosed
  • Two-way traffic flow along Chelsea Embankment has been maintained
  • Public access to important events, such as Chelsea Flower Show and Masterpiece events, will be maintained
  • Footpath diversions are clearly signposted

Chelsea Embankment Foreshore - Important site documents


Submissions to the Council

We are making a number of submissions to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as part of the consents we need to secure before starting different phases of work at the Chelsea Embankment site. These submissions are available to view on the Royal Borough'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 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.