Victoria Embankment Foreshore (Westminster)

Victoria Embankment Foreshore (Westminster)

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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.

Hoarding at Victoria Embankment

If you have walked past our site at Victoria Embankment, you may have noticed our striking new hoarding. The hoarding allows us to keep our site safe and secure, but it also provided us with a huge canvass to celebrate images of the Thames close to this site, as well as drawing attention to the historical significance of the area. You can watch a video about our hoarding here.

Works update

14 June 2018

  • We are carrying out some works to prepare for the diversion of a gas main at Victoria Embankment. Read more here.

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]

Victoria Embankment Foreshore - Latest News

Iconic ferry reopens doors at new home on the River Thames 

An historic fixture on the River Thames has opened its doors to the public after being moved more than 100m upstream to make way for construction on London’s new ‘super sewer’.

> Read on

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 

Victoria 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 24-hour working during the construction of the 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.

For Victoria Embankment Foreshore we anticipate an average of two barges will access the site per day, subject to the tides, with each barge taking approximately 56 heavy goods vehicles off the road.

An anticipated daily average of five heavy goods vehicles will access the site. This will rise to approximately 14 heavy goods vehicles per day over an estimated three month period during the construction of the cofferdam and other structures.

Victoria Embankment - Community Liaison Working Group

Our most recent drop in was held on Wednesday 9 May 2018. You can read a record of the meeting here.

Victoria Embankment Foreshore - How are we minimising disruption

  • Two-way traffic flow along Victoria Embankment will be maintained at all times
  • All static machinery and plant will be screened or enclosed
  • The excavated material handling area will be enclosed
  • Footpath diversions is 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

Victoria Embankment Foreshore - Important site documents


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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