Opened in 1922 in memory of King Edward VII, this Tower Hamlets park is the location of one of the most polluting sewer overflows into the river in London. Our work here will build a connection into this overflow and divert the sewage into the new super sewer as it passes 60m below. To do this, we’re building a shaft below the ground which will be about the size of a 19-storey building and when we’re finished, we’ll be extending the park with new land for terraces and seating.

Reconnecting London with the River Thames

London relies on a 150-year-old sewer system built for a population less than half its current size. As a result, millions of tonnes of raw sewage spills, untreated, into the River Thames each year. 

That’s where we come in.  

We’re building a 25km Super Sewer under the Thames to intercept those nasty spills and clean up our river for the good of the city, its wildlife and you.

Explore the next sites

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Chambers Wharf

London Borough of Southwark

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Bekesbourne Street

London Borough of Tower Hamlets