TEAM2100 Deptford Walls project

Closed 16 Feb 2023

Opened 16 Aug 2021


December 2022 update

We recently installed two historical information boards at Deptford Walls, just west of the famous Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Our boards will tell you about the history of the area, including Billingsgate Dock and Greenwich Steam Ferry. They will also help you to learn about our mission, protecting 1.4 million people and over £320 billion of property from tidal flooding, while also improving environmental habitats and access to the river.

An information board on a paved walkway with railings with the River Thames on the right.

An information board on a paved walkway with railings with the River Thames behind..

September 2022 update

We are pleased to announce that the flood repair works at Deptford Walls are now completed. We are proud contribute to refurbishment works ensuring the ongoing flood protection of the local residents, businesses, and wider community. We have now left the site and reopened the tow path. Please see a list of repairs that have been completed for the Deptford Walls project:

  • New access steps from Thames Path to foreshore
  • New wall repairs including new grab chains
  • New wall repairs including new fenders and grab chains
  • Void in the revetment has been infilled
  • New wall repairs including new fenders and grab chains
  • New refurbishment wall repairs

We would like to thank everyone for their patience, help and views during the consultation period and throughout the works.

July 2022 Update

Please see below a copy of our July Newsletter. 

May 2022

The refurbishment works have now begun. The works are scheduled to last approximately four months. The footpath is now closed to allow works to start. Please use the diversion in the map below. 

There will be a fenced off section on the widened area of the footpath opposite Wood Wharf. This compound will include a welfare cabin for workers and a storage area for materials. To allow us to work around the tides, we will also be applying for extended working hours (Monday to Friday 06:00 – 22:00 and 08:00 – 13:00 on a Saturday). However, we will work only an approximate six-hour shift during these times. We do not envisage working on a Saturday unless there are unforeseen time constraints or critical activities.

If we need to work extended hours we will let you know through our project website or site noticeboards.

We held a public information session to talk about the works at Deptford as well as answer any questions the public may have. The recording to this event is here.

Flood defence walls repair works

We would like to make you aware of wall repair works which are due to take place along several flood walls between Horseferry Place and the Cutty Sark. These planned repairs will allow the continued performance of the flood defences, ensuring the ongoing protection of the residents, businesses, and wider community in the local area. Where possible, the repair works will be carried out with heritage sensitive materials in order to remain in keeping with the wider historic nature of the area.

For more information please see our project factsheet and FAQ.

Works are programmed to begin during spring 2022, and are scheduled to last approximately 4 months. For the duration of these works, a fenced-off site compound will be set-up on the widened area of the footpath opposite Wood Wharf. This compound will include a welfare cabin for workers and a storage area for the materials. The foot and cycle path will be closed along the section of wall where works are taking place, with a sign-posted diversion routes being put in place. 

Due to the tidal nature of the works, we will also be applying to work extended working hours (06:00 – 22:00). However we will only be working an approximate 6-hour shift during these times. In the event of extended working hours being required, this will be communicated on the project website as well as on site noticeboards. During periods when extended working hours are not required, work will be carried out between 08:00 and 18:00. Our consent from the council also allows work to take place between 08.00-13.00 on a Saturday. However, the programme does not envisage any work to take place on a Saturday, although this will be reviewed if there are unforeseen time constraints or critical works.

The grout bags which are currently situated on the foreshore, and which were installed during two previous periods of work,  will be removed as part of these works.


The Thames Estuary Asset Management (TEAM) 2100 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. The works in Barnes and Mortlake are being carried out by TEAM2100.

Within the Thames Estuary, a complex network of defences, including 9 major barriers, around 330km of walls and embankments, and over 400 other structures (such as flood gates, outfalls and pumps), work together to protect over 1.4 million people and £321 billion worth of property from tidal flooding.

Climate change, population growth and aging flood defences mean that tidal flood risk will increase over time, unless this risk is carefully managed. In 2012, the Environment Agency and partners published the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan, which sets out a strategy to manage this risk until the end of the century and beyond.

You can read more about Thames Estuary 2100 here: and download a copy of the Plan here:



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