King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore (Wapping)

King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore (Wapping)


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This site is made up of the foreshore of the tidal Thames River next to King Edward Memorial Park and an area in the south of the park, including hard-surfaced sections of the Thames Path, an area of green space and part of multi-purpose sports pitches to the west.

This site will be used to intercept the existing local combined sewer overflow, known as the North East Storm Relief Combined Sewer Overflow.

The Problem

At this location, in a typical year, there are 31 discharges of untreated sewage with a volume of about 780,000 tonnes into the tidal River Thames.

The Solution

The King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore site will control the discharges from the North East Storm Relief Sewer combined sewer overflow. When the tunnel is in operation it is expected that only four discharges would occur.

What's happening?

  • We are continuing work on the construction of our cofferdam 
  • We are also constructing a new playground for the park 

KEMPF cofferdam

What are our working hours?

  • Standard working hours will be 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday with occasional extended working hours to 10pm for activities such as large concrete pours. Vehicle movements would also be restricted to these times
  • There is no Saturday working and no 24-hour working at this site

How will we use the river?

We have committed to using river transport as much as possible to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles on the roads.

For King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore we anticipate that an average of two barges per day, subject to the tides, will access the site.

An anticipated daily average of 41 heavy goods vehicles will access the site during the two months of greatest activity, which is during the first year of construction.

 

 

Submissions to the council

We will be making a number of submissions to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets as part of the consents we need to secure before starting different phases of work at the King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore site. These submissions are available to view on the London Borough of Tower Hamlets planning portal by searching for 'Thames Tideway Tunnel'. Please click here to be redirected to the portal. If you are interested in commenting on these submissions, please ensure you respond directly to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. 

Site location

Tideway's River Times - East

The first issue of Tideway's new regular community newsletter, produced especially for our neighbours in the east section of the project.

Tideway's River Times - East newsletterTideway's River Times - East 

King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore - Latest News

27 June 2017 - New Slipway at the Shadwell Centre

The new slipway at the Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre is now officially open. Unveiled by Olympian Andrew Triggs-Hodge on Saturday, the local community enjoyed a day of fun activities including sailing and and canoeing to celebrate its opening. 

King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore - Works update

18 August 2017 - Impact piling 

Information on impact piling and other works can be found here. 

12 July 2017 - Impact piling 

Information on impact piling and other works can be found here.

30 June 2017 - Impact piling in the foreshore

The first impact piling to construct the cofferdam will begin on Friday 30 June. For more information about this work, please click here. 

22 June 2017 - Cofferdam Construction

From 27 June we will begin construction of the cofferdam within the foreshore. For more information about this work, please click here.  

 

King Edward Memorial Park - Community Liaison Working Group

The next meeting of the Community Liaison Working Group will be on Thursday 2 November at 19:00.

If you are interested in being coming along or would like to find out more please call our Helpdesk on 08000 30 80 80 or email getinvolved@tideway.london.

6 September 2017 - Community Liaison Working Group minutes

6 September 2017 - Presentation

18 July 2017 - Community Liaison Working Group minutes

18 July 2017 - Presentation

5 June 2017 - Community Liaison Working Group minutes

5 June 2017 - Presentation 

 

 

King Edward Memorial Park - How we will minimise disruption

  • All static machinery and plant will be screened or enclosed 
  • Acoustic barriers will be installed on the temporary foreshore area
  • The playground will be relocated and the sports pitches reconfigured so that they can remain in use throughout construction
  • Vehicle movements outside of standard hours will be restricted
  • Hoarding will be erected on the site boundaries
  • Plant will be electrically powered where practicable
  • Push (silent) piling will be used wherever possible
  • Open mesh fencing will maintain views of the River Thames from the park

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