Putney Embankment Foreshore (Wandsworth)

Putney Embankment Foreshore (Wandsworth)

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The Putney Embankment Foreshore site is on the southern bank of the River Thames. There are two sites: a main construction site and an area where we have built a temporary slipway to maintain public access to the River Thames.

This site will be used to intercept the Putney Bridge combined sewer overflow.

Works update

Work at our Putney Embankment Foreshore site is progressing well, as we have just completed the construction of a campshed.

Before the end of July, we will begin our piling works in the foreshore. We anticipate these works will commence no earlier than Thursday 26 July and will be completed within 12 to 14 weeks. Read More 

We have recently received delivery of a large piling rig on site that will be used for the pre-auguring piling works that will start from mid-October and continue until the end of the month.  Following these works we will commence the installation of the permanent piles.  This uses a method of piling which is less disruptive than our previous sheet piling, but we will continue to monitor noise and vibration levels throughout these works. 

You may also have recently noticed the arrival of our new office accommodation. These units have been placed adjacent to Waterman’s Green and will be three storeys in height. Once the new office accommodation fit-out is completed, we will need to remove the Embankment cabins that have been used as office space over the past year. Read More

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.
  • Visit Tideway's Community Information Centre at Carnwath Road, the first Tuesday of the month, 3pm – 7pm. Our team will be able to answer your questions and talk about the work.
  • Join our regular Community Liaison Working Group meetings, to attend the meetings or receive the minutes and presentations from past meetings, email [email protected]. Meeting details will be emailed, published online and on site hoardings.

Putney Embankment - Latest news

Tideway's River Times - West

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

River Times WEST - Autumn 2018 

Putney Embankment Foreshore - Site Information

What are our working hours?

Standard working hours are 8am to 6pm Monday-Friday and 8am-12pm 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 approximately two months of 24-hour working. However, activities will be predominantly below ground

How will we use 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 Putney Embankment Foreshore 90% of cofferdam fill (import and export) and 90% of shaft and tunnel excavated material will be transported by barge. A peak number of two barge movements per day are anticipated would occur within in the first and second years of construction.

An anticipated daily average of four Heavy Good Vehicles will access the main site for the majority of the construction period. This will rise to in the order of 10-12 Heavy Good Vehicles per day over an estimated one-month period during the initial site set up and decommissioning.

Putney Embankment Foreshore - How we will minimise disruption

  • Hoarding will be erected along the site boundary
  • Use of low level directional lighting
  • Construction will be suspended during identified river race events, including the University Boat Race and any barges associated with the works removed
  • Barges will only be loaded and unloaded during standard working hours with no weekend river transport permitted
  • The use of surface cranes will be minimised outside of standard working hours
  • Except for the anchor piles, push piling will be used, unless determined to be impossible
  • The temporary slipway is operational and will be maintained until the original slipway is reinstated
  • Access to Putney Pier will be maintained for the duration of the construction 
  • Set limits to control activities, such as noise (Section 61 approval) from LB Wandsworth

Putney - Community Liaison Working Group

The date for the next Putney Embankment Foreshore and Barn Elms CLWG will be announced soon.

11 October, 2018 - CLWG Presentation

21 June, 2018 - Community Liaison Working Group Minutes

21 June, 2018 - CLWG Presentation


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