These two areas will be connected via a pipe constructed under the foreshore. The shaft is required to transfer sewage flows from the combined sewer overflows to the main tunnel.
Once construction is complete there will be new public space extending into the foreshore providing a new area of foreshore for Londoners to enjoy the river Thames. Following the end of our works, the Thames path will also be reinstated.
Diversion at Albert Embankment
To facilitate our construction at Albert Embankment we have diverted the Thames path at this location. During this time pedestrians are required to use the footpath along the main road rather than the riverside route between Vauxhall Bridge and Tintagel House. The new route is well signposted and clearly marked.
Access to the Foreshore
Our works require us to stop access to the River Thames foreshore next to Camelford House, known as 'Lack's Dock'. Although access to this area has always been private, there is now a physical barrier in place to prevent access to an active construction site. If you require access to the foreshore, please call us on 08000 30 80 80 for more information.
Albert Embankment Foreshore
At Albert Embankment, the team are working across two cofferdam structures that have been built out into the river to allow space to complete the works. Within the first cofferdam, the team are excavating a 50m deep shaft. The team recently reached 17m which marked the end of the first phase. From this depth, they are able to begin digging a tunnel that will connect the shaft in the first cofferdam, to the interception chamber in the second. The horizontal dig has progressed to 40m out of 120m.
In the second cofferdam, piling has started to secure the outline the perimeter of the interception chamber. In total, 147 secant piles will be installed into this cofferdam, before the team can begin excavating. The team will then excavate down to 16m where it will meet the connection tunnel.
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.
As we are currently constructing a connection tunnel between our two cofferdams, we are working 24/5, from Monday to Friday. Our working hours on Saturday have also been extended to 8am to 6pm.
Our next CLWG will be held on Wednesday 3 July in the Board room of Berkeley House, St Georges' Wharf from 6pm till 8pm.
Our most recent drop in session was held in March 2019
- All static machinery and plant is screened or enclosed
- The excavated material handling area is enclosed
- Hoarding has been erected on the site boundaries
- Footpath diversions are clearly signposted
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].