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King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) update from Thames Tideway Tunnel

By on October 31, 2016 in Save King Edward Memorial Park

The main works contractor for the Thames Tideway Tunnel will start the main enabling works (including hoarding around the site, creating an access road and mobilizing the site team) in King Edward Memorial Park in January 2017.

A joint venture of experienced tunnelling contractors: Costain Ltd., VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche will deliver the eastern section of the tunnel.

As part of our site investigation works, we will sink some boreholes in the park from the week beginning 31 October. These are narrow, deep holes that allow us to test ground conditions prior to future underground construction activity.

This work is planned to last up to two months. You may notice equipment within fenced-off sections but this should cause few restrictions to access within the park.

Any plant deliveries will be kept outside of school opening (08:30–09:15) and closing times (15:00–15:45).

COMMUNITY LIAISON WORKING GROUP

Thank you to all those that joined us at our informal drop in sessions on Thursdays 14 July and 27 September.

The first meeting of the Community Liaison Working Group is planned for Wednesday 23 November at 19:00, again in the Shadwell Centre.

If you are interested in being involved, or would like to find out more about our Community Liaison Working Group for King Edward Memorial Park, please email: getinvolved@tideway.london.

GROUND INVESTIGATION WORK

DURATION OF WORK

Working hours:Monday to Friday:08:00–18:00.

One hour start upand shut downperiods are also permitted

WHAT TO EXPECT

Some work within the park

Some sections of the park fenced off

WHAT WE WILL DO

We will monitor noise levels and use best practice to minimise disruption

SLIPWAY AT SHADWELL BASIN

Alongside our work in King Edward Memorial Park we are also going to relocate the slipway at Shadwell basin that is currently used by the Shadwell Activity Centre.

This work will be undertaken by Volker Stevin for Tideway. From 7 November there will also be site investigation work at Shadwell Basin including holes being drilled into the dock wall and boreholes in the foreshore for approximately 15 days. Working hours will be Monday to Friday, 08:00–17:00.

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