Super sewer completes final shaft – aerial picture special

Grant Prior 8 months ago
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The final shaft has been dug on London’s super sewer project – and Tideway has released stunning new aerial photography to celebrate the milestone showing the scale of the progress being made on the project.

King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore – The shaft at this site in Wapping is the deepest and last to be completed on Tideway. This site will intercept an overflow point in the river wall and is the easternmost riverside site on the project. New public space will be created here
King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore – The shaft at this site in Wapping is the deepest and last to be completed on Tideway. This site will intercept an overflow point in the river wall and is the easternmost riverside site on the project. New public space will be created here

The construction team at King Edward Memorial Park in Wapping has now excavated the last of the 21 shafts across the scheme.

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

Tideway has now 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.

Chambers Wharf – Just down river from Tower Bridge, this ‘launch’ site saw tunnel boring machine (TBM) Selina begin the final 5.5km of the super sewer late last year. It also received TBM Ursula, finishing the central section and will later receive TBM Anni, creating a connection tunnel from Greenwich

 

King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore – The shaft at this site in Wapping is the deepest and last to be completed on Tideway. This site will intercept an overflow point in the river wall and is the easternmost riverside site on the project. New public space will be created here

 

Chelsea Embankment Foreshore – Again, here Tideway will intercept an overflow point and leave all-new public space for Londoners to enjoy – right in front of the Royal Hospital Chelsea

 

Blackfriars Bridge Foreshore – The new ‘Bazalgette Embankment’ will be the largest public space created as part of the Tideway project. Here, the team is working to link the existing sewer network to the super sewer

 

Deptford Church Street – This landlocked site in Deptford sits along the route of a connection tunnel linking Greenwich to the main super sewer. This site is also a CSO interception point

 

Victoria Embankment – Here, the team is working to link an existing spill point in the river wall to the new super sewer. The team here have the best views on the project, directly opposite the London Eye

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