Tideway: the last shaft sunk on London’s super sewer

The final Thames Tideway’s 21 shafts has been bored at King Edward Memorial Park in east London.

The deepest shaft on the Tideway project is the King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore one at 6om. The project team is now getting ready to pour the shaft’s “base slab”, a solid concrete base, during the next month.

This site is the easternmost riverside one on the project and is going to intercept an overflow point in the river wall.

The Costain, Vinci Construction Grands Projects and Bachy Soletanche (CVB) JV are delivering the work on this part of the plan, and Mott MacDonald is providing the design input.

Harriet Cheaney, Tideway’s construction engineer said: “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.”

Now, besides to the shaft building milestone, the Tideway tunnel is 65% complete, with 20km of the 25km sewer done.

When the project is completed in 2025, the new land reclaimed from the river is going to be landscaped and available as new public space.

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