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
Just east of Vauxhall Bridge, our Albert Embankment team is working across two cofferdams, dry working areas built out into the river. In the most easterly cofferdam, the team are constructing a shaft to capture the sewage overflows that currently pollute the Thames once a week on average. Metal piles were driven into the ground around the perimeter of the shaft to shape the area. The team then constructed a concrete capping beam on top of the piles before excavating down to 17m. Following the completion of this phase, the team began digging a connection tunnel that will ultimately connect the two cofferdams. This 120m tunnel has now been completed using sprayed concrete to primarily line it. The team will now add a secondary lining before they continue excavating the remaining 33m of the shaft.
In the second cofferdam, closest to Vauxhall Bridge, piling is ongoing for the interception chamber structure that will catch the overflows of the Clapham and Brixton combined sewage overflows that sit either side of the bridge. Once piling is complete, the team will install a capping beam to hold the piles in place before excavating the area within.
What are our working hours?
Standard Working Hours
08:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 13:00 Saturday
Extended Working Hours
We currently have extended working hours for piling on the interception chamber, muck away activities and permanent works
08:00 - 22:00 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 18:00 Saturday
We are currently working 24 hours a day from Monday to Thursday as we work within the shaft and connection culvert
Details of our next community liaison working group meeting will be available soon.
Our most recent drop in session was held in July 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].