Consultancy trio appointed on Thames Tideway Tunnel framework


Consultancy trio appointed on Thames Tideway Tunnel framework

Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and Gardiner & Theobald have been appointed on the 4 year framework for London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel - nicknamed the Super Sewer” - providing commercial services, project and programme management resources.


The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a 25km sewer tunnel designed to modernise London’s Victorian sewerage system and tackle sewage discharges into the Thames. The tunnel is a sewer set to run from west to east London, roughly following the route of the River Thames at about 75 metres below ground. The 7.2m diameter tunnel will connect up to 34 of the most polluting sewer overflows identified by the Environment Agency, capturing up to 39m tonnes of sewage which would otherwise spill into the Thames, transferring to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works for treatment which is currently being expanded by 60 per cent to cope with increased volumes.


Arcadis project leader, Martyn Court said: “We have been working with Thames Water for the last four years, throughout the procurement phase and supporting the transfer of the project to its new owner last year. With a team of more than 30 people involved in the project – from Business Advisory and Risk and Cost specialists, through to Water Conveyancing and Tunnelling experts – it’s a real testament to the strength of our combined expertise to be assured of our continued involvement.”


Peter Depledge, Director of Infrastructure at Turner & Townsend, said: “We’re delighted to be playing a role in ensuring the timely delivery of such a huge and important project which will deliver a positive outcome for Londoners for generations ahead.”


Gardiner & Theobald’s Partner, Rob Knight, said: “Having had an involvement in the Thames Tideway Tunnel Programme since 2013, Gardiner & Theobald is delighted to have been appointed as a key supplier to the Commercial Support Services Framework. We are looking forward to working with the Tideway team and providing our skills and experience on this major London project.”


Commenting on the appointment, Thames Tideway Tunnel’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Sneesby, said: “We’re delighted to have Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and G&T on board.


“As we start main construction work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel, we are confident that having the knowledge and expertise of three of the most prominent consultancies will be a huge asset in our work to clean up London’s river.”