Legacy

Last updated: 26 November 2016

Legacy

“Without the River Thames, London would quite simply not be the world-leading city it is today. The river has been the source of the capital’s financial and geographic power for centuries. Physically the river divides the city, but emotionally it is a unifying force. It is a source of pride for every Londoner.”

- Sir Neville Simms FREng - Non-Executive Chairman, Tideway


The Thames Tideway Tunnel will benefit ecology, public health, the environment and the appearance of the Thames and will provide an economic boost by creating many thousands of skilled jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships. A cleaner and more useable river Thames will benefit London’s reputation for those that live, work and visit the city and will also meet the demands of the European Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.

The River Thames is central to London's prosperity, but in recent years it has reverted to a role it last played more than 150 years ago - regularly acting as an open sewer. Tideway's ambition is not only to clean up the river, but also to reconnect Londoners with the River Thames for both business and leisure. The Tideway Legacy programme is making this aspiration a reality. 

The Thames Tideway Tunnel will benefit ecology, public health, the environment, appearance and boost economy by creating many thousands of skilled jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships. A cleaner and more useable river Thames will benefit London’s reputation for those that live, work and visit it. 

Learn about, and keep up to date with, the Tideway Legacy programme by clicking on each of the five themes below. Each theme has formal commitments that Tideway has made to ensure the aim of reconnecting Londoners to the River Thames is achieved. 

You can also find out about London’s existing sewerage system, the inspirational man who put it there and why London needs a modern sewer solution to a historic sewage problem here.


Delivering our legacy

Environment

Protect and enhance the environment

Health and safety

Raise health and safety performance and awareness

Economy

Improve competitiveness and vitality for London

People

Inspire and up-skill a new generation

Place

Improved public realm

 

Project timeline

Tunnelworks

We are supporting a wide range of education programmes covering all ages and stages.

 

Careers & skills

To find out more about the range of roles required by Tideway and our contractors to build the Thames Tideway Tunnel, click here.

Jobs & opportunities

Current positions available within the Thames Tideway Tunnel project include: