Limekiln Wharf Information Page

Closes 1 Jan 2024

Opened 7 Jun 2022

Overview

Last Updated: 14 October 2022

Latest Update

Team2100 have now completed the site works at Limekiln Phase 2 SI. The completed works are part of the Thames Estuary Asset Management (TEAM) 2100 programme to refurbish and replace existing tidal flood defences. The site investigation works will help us to understand if there is further work needed to ensure that the flood defence continues to protect the local community from tidal flooding.

Team2100 would like to thank you all for your patience and assistance during the works.

Phase 2 Intrusive SI scope completed in September/October 2022

Aims:

  • Confirm wall geometry
  • Understand ground conditions
  • Establish groundwater conditions
  • Identify and quantify magnitude of all defects
  • Discover urgency of intervention
  • Inform the appraisal

Key activities undertaken:

  • Wall coring
  • Trial pitting
  • Borehole drilling
  • Laboratory testing
  • 6-month groundwater monitoring

Flood Defence works to take place in Limekiln Wharf

There will be some flood defence work taking place in Limekiln Wharf. The works will include essential, non-intrusive site investigation works to assess what maintenance work is needed on the flood defence wall.

The proposed works will be taking place on the flood defence wall which is situated next to Lime Kiln Wharf at 96 Three Colt St, London, E14 8AP. This will be on both the riverward and landward sides of the wall.

The majority of works will take place between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, using relatively small items of machinery to minimise excessive noise and/or vibration. There will not be any access restrictions or impact on public amenities, so disruption in the area should be minimal.

There will be some temporary parking bay access restrictions imposed on 90 Three Colt Street to set up the compound area for the works. We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience our works may cause and please be assured that we aim to complete the works with minimum disruption and noise.

Works are due to begin on 12 September 2022 (date subject to change). We will update this webpage if the start date changes.

We will set up a 2-section compound area to facilitate these essential site investigation works; one compound will be situated in close proximity to the flood defence wall and another will be situated on Three Colt Street. The compunds will be in place temporarily (for approximately 4-6 weeks) and removed once the works are completed.

We are taking steps to make sure we keep local residents, businesses and the general public well informed about the works taking place and any updates will be added to this project webpage. We will also have signs around the site area.

Our project factsheet gives further information about the project and potential impacts. 

Please see below images of the location of works and planned site compound:

Above: Site location

Above: Project site compound

Above: Arrangements for project delivery

Background

The Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM2100) Programme is a 10 year capital investment programme to refurbish and improve existing tidal flood defences, one of the key first steps in delivering the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan. The programme runs until March 2025. The TEAM2100 programme pioneers a new asset management approach for the Environment Agency, investing early to maintain the condition of our flood defence assets to reduce the risk of failure. The programme started in 2014 and is being jointly delivered by the Environment Agency, Jacobs and Balfour Beatty, along with other suppliers.

This is an online information page which will be regularly updated with project specific information, there is no formal consultation activity requirements for this page.

Audiences

  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Environment Agency customers
  • Environment Agency colleagues
  • Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Local Risk Management Authorities
  • Flood Resilience Forums
  • Members of the public
  • Regional Flood and Coastal Committees

Interests

  • Business and industry
  • Flood management