Downtown Road Sewer Diversion Works

  • Sector:Built Environment
  • Client:Barratt Homes
  • Location:Rotherhithe, Southwark
  • Value:£410k

Barratt Developments sought to construct a block of low rise houses in the Rothershide area of London. To achieve this, the existing foul and storm trunk sewers that were running across the centre of the site needed to be diverted to the perimeter. The work comprised the installation of clay and concrete pipes for the new route and the forming of "on-line" manholes through which to break into the existing sewers in order to divert the flows. Once diverted, the old sewers were abandoned. The Client provided a design that showed the new route. Flows were maintained within the sewers throughout the duration of the project.