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New images show changing shape of River Thames as super sewer project continues

Aerial photographs show the new riverside spaces taking shape along the River Thames as construction of London’s super sewer continues.

The new sewer, from Acton in west London to Stratford in east London, is designed to capture more than 95 per cent of the sewage spills that enter the river from London’s Victorian sewer system.

As part of construction, seven new areas of embankment are being created along the Thames, including at Blackfriars, Chelsea Embankment and Victoria Embankment.

Chelsea Embankment Foreshore

Andy Mitchell, Tideway CEO, said: “It is hugely exciting to see these pieces of embankment taking shape and we look forward to when Londoners and visitors can enjoy these new spaces and get closer to the River Thames.

“With the project due for completion in 2025, we all look forward to the benefits of a cleaner, healthier River Thames.”

More than 24km of the tunnelling system has been constructed under London so far.

Blackfriars Bridge Foreshore

King Edward Memorial Park in Tower Hamlets

Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey