Tideway super sewer tunnelling re-starts following Covid-19 halt

IOM3 Content Cafe
15 May 2020
Tideway TBM breakthrough

London’s biggest infrastructure project has re-started tunnelling work on the super sewer intended to clean up the River Thames. Tideway, UK, the company building the 25km super sewer, is restarting main tunnelling work after all but essential and safety-critical activities were put on hold at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown period.

Measures have been put in place to protect its workers and the wider community. The measures fit within the Construction Leadership Council’s guidance and official public health advice, they include social distancing and personal travel plans.

Work is now taking place on 21 Tideway sites, including underground tunnelling from Fulham to Acton and tunnelling of the smaller Frogmore Connection Tunnel in Wandsworth.

Work on the 25km super sewer, which will run from Acton in west London to Stratford in east London, started in 2016. More than 14km of tunnel has been built.