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Stunning aerial images released as final shaft excavated on super sewer

To coincide with the completion of the final shaft dug as part of the super sewer project, Tideway has released stunning new aerial photography showing the scale of the progress being made.

At King Edward Memorial Park in Wapping, the team has now excavated the last of the 21 shafts on the project.

This shaft, the deepest on the project, is now being prepared to have its ‘base slab’ (a solid concrete base) poured within the next month.

To mark this important milestone, Tideway has released new aerial imagery, showing the new land being built in the River Thames, created to allow Tideway to expand upon the existing sewer network.

Construction Engineer Harriet Cheaney said: “These helicopter images not only give us amazing views of our beautiful city, but showcase the scale of the work Tideway is doing to clean up the River Thames.

“We’ve now built around 20km of the 25km super sewer and are around 65 per cent complete – but these amazing photos really bring the scale of our task to life.

“With this final shaft now complete, teams across Tideway have an eye on the finish line and are working around the clock to complete this job and clean up the River Thames.”

Once the project is complete in 2025, the new land reclaimed from the river will be landscaped and available as completely new public space.