Schools visit Parliament to hear sounds of the River Thames

School children from London have been using their ears to identify the sounds of the River Thames as part of a new educational resource launched by Thames Tideway Tunnel. ‘Soundscape’, a specially commissioned piece of music embedded with sound effects that…

Cross party support for Supersewer ‘vital’ says Shadow Environment Secretary

Shadow Environment Secretary, Maria Eagle MP, visited the Thames Tideway Tunnel project office at Paddington (3 December). Maria met with members of the senior management team who updated her on the progress of the project. They also briefed her on…

Sir Neville Simms appointed Chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Sir Neville Simms FREng, one of the most experienced and distinguished figures in the UK infrastructure industry, has been appointed as Chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, it was announced today. The former Chief Executive of Tarmac and Chairman of…

Boris chats to Tideway apprentices

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson has been introduced to the Thames Tideway Tunnel’s first apprentices at the biggest jobs fair in town, Skills London. Both Lee Richardson and Fiona Keenaghan, who are 19, were really excited to meet the Mayor having…

Contractors shortlisted for main work on Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Water has today named the eight contractors that will be tendering for the main construction work of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The shortlisted contractors will be bidding for one or more of the three work packages which have been…

New generation of trees in London parks being planted by Thames Water

In partnership with the Wandsworth Council, work to plant new trees will start on Monday, November 11, in King George’s Park and York Gardens and will take six weeks to complete. Some older trees will need to be removed to…

Letter to The Times (Bloomberg New Energy Finance)

Sir, The rates of return for investors you quote (‘Water company may charge double for super-sewer’ that need correcting – 21.10.13) are far in excess of those anticipated for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The cost of finance for the project…

Voices of London give their support for Thames Tideway Tunnel

The Environment Minister, an Olympic champion, an historian, two river traders, a resident and a representative of London’s business community have all given their support to the Thames Tideway Tunnel to help clean up the River Thames. This week, we’ll…

Contract Notice published for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Water has today announced that an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Notice for work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel has been published. The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer that will help tackle the…

Royal Rewards for Newham Rowers

Princess Anne crowned a group of students from Kingsford Community School in Newham champions of a cross borough indoor-rowing competition on Friday. The award ceremony took place at the annual Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race, a rowing race between apprentices…

Summer round up

Schools, societies and special interest groups from across London and beyond have been finding out more about the Thames Tideway Tunnel this summer. On 12 July, our mobile information unit was outside the historic Fishmongers’ Hall in the City of…

Fish batter Chips in Royal rowing race

Members of the London Youth Rowing Performance Rowing Programme at Mossbourne Community Academy, Hackney, laid on a sporting feast for Princess Anne last Friday as two teams named ‘Fish’ and ‘Chips’ competed in a gruelling rowing machine race. Her Royal…

Transport strategy

We’re looking at ways to minimise and manage the potential impact of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project on local communities. As part of this, our application for development consent has considered options for the transportation of construction and excavated material.…

River apprentices to row historic Thames race

Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager 2013 Date: Friday 12 July Time: 12.40 pm Route: London Bridge to Chelsea (map) Twitter hastag: #Doggetts13 Six local river apprentices will take to the Thames on 12 July 2013 for the ‘Doggett Coat and…

Young rowers pledge their support

Young rowers from across London pledged their backing for the Thames Tideway Tunnel on Saturday.  Participants in the London Youth Games Regatta in Docklands, along with spectators, took time out from the competition to sign their support for the project.…

Thames Water releases online education resources for post-16 students

A new set of education resources for post-16 students focussing on the Thames Tideway Tunnel is launched today by Thames Water. The updated ‘Tunnelworks’ site will build on the success of the Key Stage 3 and 4 resources launched in…

How to be involved in the examination of ‘Supersewer’ plans

Members of the public will shortly be able to register with the Planning Inspectorate to be involved in the independent examination of plans for the Thames Tideway Tunnel, it was confirmed today. Thames Water’s 50,000-page development consent application for the…

Green light for examination of Thames Tideway Tunnel proposals

An independent, public examination of Thames Water’s detailed proposals for the Thames Tideway Tunnel will commence after Easter, it was confirmed today The Planning Inspectorate has today confirmed that the application for Development Consent for the ‘Supersewer’, submitted by Thames…

Application for Development Consent submitted

Following a decade of study and over two years of public consultation, Thames Water today (28 February 2013) officially submitted an application for Development Consent for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Members of the project team accompanied the 50,000-page document as…

Timetable confirmed for Thames Tideway Tunnel planning scrutiny

Detailed plans for the construction of London’s proposed ‘Supersewer’, developed by Thames Water, will be delivered to the Planning Inspectorate on 28 February 2013. The company has today confirmed that is the date it will submit its 50,000 page Development…

January Jottings

The project team is focused on finalising our application for Development Consent, which is on schedule to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in the first quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, we’ve also been busy out and about across London to…