Thames Tunnel spotlight falls on Vauxhall
The two combined sewer overflows (CSOs), which discharge untreated sewage to the River Thames each side of the southern end of Vauxhall Bridge, took centre stage this week in an extra round of consultation for four proposed Thames Tunnel construction sites.
A public exhibition a stone’s throw way at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment (18-19 June), gave locals their chance to quiz the project team face to face about a possible new access road for construction works, via Camelford House. This is an alternative to the option presented at the recent two public consultation (4 November 2011 – 10 February 2012) of using Lacks Dock.
On Wednesday evening (20 June), a delegation from the project team, led by Jatin Seejore (Deputy Head of Delivery) also briefed the Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall Forum’s AGM, attended by over 30 people. Picture shows Sarah Dye (far right), the engineer leading the design of the Thames Tunnel’s central section, clarifying the scope of work needed locally. Sarah explained the potential impacts the construction work would have on local traffic flows and was able to reassure one questioner that the proposed work in the foreshore would not have adverse affects on river flows.
Yesterday also saw the opening of an additional two-day Thames Tunnel consultation exhibition at the London Rowing Club on Putney Embankment, designed to get local people’s input on an amended design for the construction work, needed to intercept a CSO that discharges to the river beneath Putney Bridge, close to St Margaret’s Church. This exhibition continues today (2-8pm).
The consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 4 July. All comments must be submitted to the project team by this date.