Thames Tideway- SCL Works

Rorcon’s expertise was called upon to assist FLO with the construction of SCL shafts and tunnels to form the connections to the new “Super Sewer”. Rorcon were approached to drop the 47m-deep-shaft at the Albert Embankment as part of the Thames Tideway Central project with over 21m being sprayed concrete lined. The teams successfully constructed the lower sections of the shafts at Albert Embankment, Heathwall, Cremorne Wharf and Blackfriars Bridge Foreshore. The team then went on to drive a Connection tunnel, in SCL, ranging from 12m-145m in length, and at diameters between 3-4m ID.

The majority of these works took place under the River Thames with the site stretching from Cremorne Wharf in the West all the way to Blackfriars in the East. Throughout the drives both safety and production were very impressive, with the site’s teams having no LTAs or any significant incidents or injuries. Thanks to the experience and quality of the labour provided combined with the knowledge and leadership from FLOs senior management.

SCL is a specialist method of tunnel construction, well know to Rorcon’s experienced senior team.

Construction of multiple shafts, culverts and connection drives, 3-4m ID using the Sprayed Concrete Lining tunnelling method (NATM).