Deptford Walls Project- Thames Path works Spring 2022

Following TEAM2100’s engagement in 2018/2019 with regards to the construction works to the floodwall at Trinity Wharf, they have been in touch again regarding further works which are planned in Greenwich. Please see their email below:

I would like to make you aware of wall repair works which are due to take place along several flood walls between Horseferry Place and the end of Greenwich Church Street.

These planned repairs will allow the continued performance of the flood defences, ensuring the ongoing protection of the residents, businesses, and wider community in the local area. Where possible, the repair works will be carried out with heritage sensitive materials in order to remain in-keeping with the wider historic nature of the area. The grout bags which are currently situated on the foreshore, and which were installed during two previous periods of work, will be removed as part of these works.

Works are currently programmed to begin on site during spring 2022, and are scheduled to last approximately 4 months.

In order to maintain the safety of the public during these works, the Thames Path and National Cycle Network route 4 will need to be closed between Horseferry Place and the end of Greenwich Church Street for the duration of the works, as there will be machinery moving along the path. Furthermore, the project is planning to set up a fenced-off site compound on the widened area of the footpath opposite Wood Wharf for the duration of the works, which will include a welfare cabin for workers and a storage area for the materials. There will be a clear signposted diversion route put in place, and this closure is also being communicated to other relevant stakeholders, who will further advertise it.

Due to the tidal nature of the works, we will also be applying to work extended working hours (06:00 – 22:00). However, we will only be working an approximate 6-hour shift during these times. In the event of extended working hours being required, this will be communicated on the project website as well as on site noticeboards. During periods when extended working hours are not required, work will be carried out between 08:00 and 18:00. Our consent from the council also allows work to take place between 08.00-13.00 on a Saturday. However, the programme does not currently envisage any work taking place on a Saturday, although this will be reviewed if there are unforeseen time constraints or critical works. We are working closely with Greenwich council to ensure we have all necessary consents in place to undertake these works.

There will be a virtual public information session held on the 9th September where this project will be discussed in further detail. If you would like to be invited to that session, please let me know. However, I would also be happy to arrange a meeting on site with yourselves to discuss the project further. I am also in the process of contacting other local groups, businesses and residents in the local area about these works, but it you know of any specific groups that I should be contacting, please let me know.

For additional information about the project, as well as project updates as the project progresses, please visit https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/ksles/team2100-deptford-walls-project. This website will go live during the w/c 16th August, and will be updated as further information becomes available.

I would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience our essential works may cause and please be assured that we aim to complete the works with minimum disruption.

If you have any questions regarding these works, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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