At Kirtling Street, one of the most important sites on the project, two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will create the central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Millicent and Ursula, both named after inspirational local women from history, will tunnel westward toward Carnwath Road in Fulham and eastward toward Chambers Wharf in Battersea, respectively. We’ve taken great care at Kirtling Street to ensure the impact of our work on our neighbours is minimised including creating an ‘acoustic enclosure’, which keeps noise pollution down and allows us to work 24/7 so we can finish sooner. We are also removing all the spoil excavated from the tunnelling operation by barge, keeping thousands of lorries off the local roads.

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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Chelsea Embankment Foreshore

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Heathwall Pumping Station

London Borough of Wandsworth