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Case study: Tunnel vision - the Thames Tideway tunnel

Words: Mark Smulian
Thames Tideway Tunnel

Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s sewerage network transformed the public health of Victorian London, but as the capital’s population fast outstrips its infrastructure, the prize-winning Thames Tideway super sewer is set to safeguard its wellbeing for the next century. Mark Smulian reports

The full extent of this year’s winner of the RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup for planning excellence will be seen by no one until 2023 and few thereafter.

Unlike most large prestige projects, the Thames Tideway Tunnel will be forever hidden as it’s a large sewer, designed to relieve London’s overloaded Victorian sewerage infrastructure.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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