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Monday, 7 November 2011
Thames Tunnel construction will avoid Albert Embankment Gardens
Thames Water have begun Phase 2 of their consultation on the building of their sewage tunnel under the Thames.
This major project will involve a huge temporary construction site at Albert Embankment, between Vauxhall Bridge and Albert Embankment Gardens.
The most important piece of news for our area is that they have accepted Lambeth's suggestion that works access for the site be alongside Lacks Dock (the slipway used by the Ducktours), rather than across Albert Embankment Gardens. This will protect the Gardens and the historic Embankment wall, and minimise disturbance for residents of Peninsular Heights.
Cllr Mark Harrison said 'I'm really pleased that residents and our green space will be protected from disruption by this decision'.
Follow this link to see all the details of the Albert Embankment consultation, including the construction works and the permanent changes to the Embankment around Vauxhall Bridge.
Pictured: Albert Embankment Gardens will not be disfigured by a road for lorries running across it.