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Architecture & Design

Thames Tideway

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a 25 km combined sewer under construction, running mostly under the tidal section of the River Thames across Inner London to capture, store and convey almost all the raw sewage and rainwater that currently overflows into the estuary. Whilst at Hawkins\Brown I was the Principal Architect leading the design of the central section of the Tideway project. We inherited outline designs from Tideway and were asked to develop these and present the designs to an independent design review panel, which in this in case was facilitated by CABE. We then subsequently submitted the designs for seven sites located in five London boroughs for planning approval, which were all granted. The designs were then developed for construction.

Thames Tideway will not only provide the discharge of surface water and sewage needed by the ever-growing populus of London, but also the creation of much needed public realm that is accessible to all. This project is the largest intervention to the Thames Estuary since Bazalgette first created the Thames Embankment in the 1860s.

“Harbinder led the developed design of Tideway central public realm proposals from DCO, through design review and onto delivery.  He always delivered positive design solutions, taking a creative and collaborative approach to challenging engineering requirements in demanding central London locations.”
Clare Donnelly
Chief Architect Thames Tideway


Images courtesy of Hawkins\Brown Architects

  • Date

    June 2, 2018

  • Client

    Thames Tideway


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