Thames Tideway Tunnel Update

Sponsored by Bircham Dyson Bell
The Thames Tideway Tunnel is one of the biggest engineering projects in the UK. Running beneath the River Thames at approximately 15-miles in length and 7.2-metres in diameter, this ‘super-sewer’ has been proposed to tackle the 39 million tonnes of untreated sewage that currently overflows into tidal stretches of the river in a typical year. Preparatory construction work is scheduled to start in 2015 and completion is targeted for 2023.

But as many other cities around the world, including Philadelphia, are exploring and implementing city-wide sustainable solutions, such as SUDS, to deal with water overflows, how far do SUDS represent a viable, low-cost and sustainable alternative to the Tunnel in London? NLA have invited Thames Water to make the case for the Thames Tideway Tunnel at this free NLA breakfast talk, which will be followed by a session for questions and debate.

Please note that this event is taking place at CBRE, Henrietta House, Henrietta Place W1G 0NB, not at NLA.

This breakfast talk supports the NLA exhibition Planes, Trains and Drains: London's Booming Infrastructure Business

Phil Stride, Head of Thames Tideway Tunnel, Thames Water

Robbie Owen, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell

Derek Arnold, Design Manager, Thames Water

Clare Donnelly, Lead Architect, Thames Water

Chris Marlow, Communication Executive, Thames Water

Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)

Speakers names confirmed at time of publication, but may be subject to change.