Upon completion, the Thames Tideway Tunnel will ensure the capital’s sewerage system is fit to support London’s projected population for at least the next 100 years, and will tackle the issue of discharges of untreated sewage that currently enter the River Thames on a regular basis.
This necessary expansion of London’s sewer network is due for completion in 2024, and is happening across 24 construction sites in London. They span from Acton in West London to Beckton in the East, with many located on the river edge.
Located on the south side of Wandsworth Bridge in Fulham, Carnwath Road Riverside is one of the three ‘main drive sites’ – sites from which tunnel boring machines (TBMs) launch to drive the excavation works of the main tunnel.
Rachel, one of the TBM’s for the west, will launch in 2019 to tunnel 7km west to Acton Storm Tanks. Carnwath Road Riverside will also receive Millicent, the TBM driving the 5km section from Battersea, as well as Charlotte, the smaller TBM for the Frogmore Connection tunnel in Wandsworth.
Carnwath Road Riverside site continues to progress well as we prepare for tunnelling later this year.
We have recently completed our 55 metre long launch tunnel, which will be used for the departure of Rachel, our Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that will make its journey from Carnwath Road Riverside to Acton Storm Tanks.
In preparation for our tunnelling activities we are currently installing a conveyor system which will allow us to remove excavated material from the tunnel and load it onto our barges, minimising our impact on the local road network as each barge movement equates to approximately 50 lorries.
|Address||Carnwath Road Riverside
27 Carnwath Road
Directions from Wandsworth Town (National Rail)
Exit Wandsworth Town Station and turn leftWalk under the railway bridge towards the roundaboutCross the first exit of the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Wandsworth Bridge Road.Cross over the bridgeTake the first left after the bridge crossing onto Carnwath Road. Site entrance will be on the left hand side of the road.
Directions from Imperial Wharf (Overground)
Exit Imperial Wharf station and walk straight along Townmead Road passing Sainsbury’s on the leftCross over Wandsworth Bridge Road and continue straight along Carnwath Road Site entrance will be on the left hand side of the road
Directions from Parsons Green (London Underground)
Take a right out of Parsons Green Station and walk along Parsons GreenTake a left onto New Kings Road.Take the immediate right turn onto Peterborough RoadAt the end of Peterborough road, turn right onto Carnwath RoadCross over Carnwath Road and the site entrance will be in front of you
|Length of Visit||1 and Half Hours|
|Maximum Group Size||20|
|Register by||March 8, 2019|
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The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.