THAMES TIDEWAY TUNNEL DCO

The Tideway project links an environmental engineering response to the climate crisis with a celebration of the ‘wildness’ of the Thames and its function as an artery for cultural diversity and inclusion.

Delivered a project-wide programme for archaeology and heritage mitigation at 24 Thames-side tunnel shaft sites:

  • client assurance of Main Works Contractor heritage consents

  • consent management of archaeological mitigation works

  • preparation of archaeological specifications integrated with construction RAMS

  • procurement (OJEU) and contract management (NEC3, CEMAR) of specialist contractor services

 

Commissioned restoration and conservation of historic assets forming the public realm, including replacement of architectural ironwork on Blackfriars Bridge and digital fabric surveys, structural monitoring and construction interventions to the grade II listed Thames Embankments.

 

Informed the design of new public realm and delivered wide-ranging public benefits:

  • prepared a project–wide Heritage Interpretation Strategy “River of Liberty”, explicitly addressing deeply contested notions of liberty and identity

  • technical input to the project-wide public art commission programme

  • client liaison with design teams responsible for landscape design, heritage conservation and public art integration

  • participant in the project working group (Encompass) promoting workplace cultural diversity and broadening BAME opportunity, particularly through the contract supply chain, but also:

    • technical and managerial support on Tideway partnership with the Thames Discovery Programme, sponsoring learning opportunities for people aged 6-17 involving heritage recording on the Thames foreshore
    • using the Interpretation Strategy, alongside other sources, to inform choices during the naming of the five project Tunnel Boring Machines that celebrate iconic women who have contributed to their local areas

    • raising awareness of the richness of London’s built environment due to its multi-cultural dimension

    • promoting workforce inclusion by marking celebratory events of significance to different cultural interests