Thames Water has purchased Chambers Wharf and it is now their preferred major construction site in Southwark to host a “Super Sewer” junction.
Sir Patrick Stewart talks about Thames Water’s proposals for Chambers Wharf
Chambers Wharf is a highly populated residential riverside site lying just east of Tower Bridge in the London Borough of Southwark. There are over 150 residences directly adjacent to the site (many within a mere 1 metre ) and there are two schools attended by over 1000 pupils within 30 metres and 50 metres from the edge of the site. In addition, it is a Thames riverside site, on the Thames Path route which is listed in all guide-books.
The community around Chambers Wharf were looking forward to the site being developed into one of the greenest residential sites in London with recreational facilities and the river walkway would have been extended from East Lane to Cherry Gardens. Now Thames Water is considering turning Chambers Wharf into an industrial zone destroying our local community.
- Residents, pupils and local businesses will all be severely affected by the construction which will take at least seven years, three years of which will be 24 hours a day for 7 days a week.
- During the construction there will be increased heavy vehicle traffic on the local roads, which are not only narrow but also where the schools are located posing a real danger to school children and local residents.
- Construction so close to residents and schools for such a length of time would be a major source of air pollution possibly causing respiratory illnesses, asthma and bronchitis.
- The whole riverside east of Tower Bridge will lose its appeal. Bermondsey Riverside could become, again, for the next ten years a depressed area, extending into Rotherhithe and beyond.
- Once completed, the site will have sewage ventilation vents and Thames Water cannot guarantee there won’t be sewage smells.
We urge you to sign our petition to object to a Chambers Wharf being used as a construction site as part of Thames Water’s super sewer construction and call on Thames Water to find non-residential alternatives to Chambers Wharf.