The names of Tideway's Tunnel Boring Machines
To build London’s super sewer under the River Thames, Tideway will be using a total of six machines which all needed a name. Tradition tells us that to keep the tunnellers safe underground, a female name should be given to the machine before she sets off on her journey.
We proposed a shortlist of 17 inspirational London women with links to the local area where our machines will start tunnelling to build the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
Over 24,000 votes were cast in an online poll and the winning names have now been revealed.