Greenwich Pumping Station

Site information

Works at Greenwich are progressing well and so far we have completed the construction of the shaft which will be the starting point of the connection tunnel from Greenwich to Chambers Wharf. This connection tunnel will provide additional sewer capacity in South East London and will help tackle the problem of sewage overflow into the Deptford Creek and River Ravensbourne.

Upcoming works

The next stage of works is to excavate the completed shaft which will allow the tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be lowered to the required depth to begin the main works of tunneling. Prior to this work starting, we will be constructing an acoustic enclosure which will protect residents and our neighbours from noise and dust during the excavation and tunneling.  

Greenwich Pumping Station

March 2019- Acoustic Enclosure Update

Updated information for the acoustic enclosure and shaft excavation.

February 2019 - Temporary Machine Reassembly Area 

We are proposing to use the disused Greenwich Magistrates Court to reassemble our tunnel boring machine (TBM) 

October 2018 - Night Work to install Acoustic Enclosure

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.

For the main construction work, periods of extended working hours will be intermittent and are required to perform certain construction activities, such as works for concrete pours, pilling and the construction of a diaphragm walls for shaft construction

There will be approximately 27 months, commencing in early 2018, of 24-hour working during the construction of the Greenwich Connection Tunnel. Works will predominately be underground. Surface works include essential support activities such as processing and handling of excavated material and shaft lifting operations. The majority of surface works will be within an enclosed acoustic shed.

The last Community Liaison Working Group meeting was held 15 January 2019. 

15 January 2018 - Community Liaison Working Group Minutes

15 January 2018 - Community Liaison Working Group Presentation

2 October 2018 - Community Liaison Working Group minutes

2 October 2018 - Community Liaison Working Group presentation

Previous minutes are available upon request,  please contact the Tideway Helpdesk on 08000 30 80 80 or email [email protected]

  • All static machinery and plant will be screened or enclosed

  • The excavated material handling area will be enclosed

  • There will be a noise enclosure over the shaft during the connection tunnel construction

  • Hoarding will be erected on the site boundaries

  • Replacement planting shall be provided for the trees and scrub to be removed for construction

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 Chambers Wharf open every Wednesday 2pm – 7pm, our team will be able to answer your questions and talk about the work.

  • 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]. Meeting details will be emailed, published online and on site hoardings.

You can also sign up to receive information updates and newsletters via [email protected].

Submissions to the Council 
These works will be undertaken with the same controls identified in the Development Consent Order and Code of Construction Practice. We will notify anyone living near the site in advance of any works taking place. We are making a number of submissions to the London Borough of Greenwich as part of the consents we need to secure before starting different phases of work at the Greenwich Pumping Station site. These submissions are available to view on the London Borough of Greenwich's planning portal by searching for 'Thames Tideway Tunnel'. Please click here to be redirected. If you are interested in commenting on these submissions, please ensure you respond directly to the London Borough of Greenwich.

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