Tideway's 'acoustic shed' removed as nearby luxury flats go on sale
A curved ventilation column will stand next to the river
July 24, 2023
The transformation of Fulham’s Carnwath Road is continuing this summer.
The road, on the stretch of riverside west of Wandsworth Bridge, hosts two large contrasting developments - a major entry point for London’s new Tideway Tunnel, or supersewer, and an upmarket development of apartments called Hurlingham Waterfront.
Tideway’s huge acoustic shed, which has dominated the site for the last six years has now been demolished. The shed, which was over 20 high and 80 metres long, contained noise during the project's shaft excavation and tunnelling.
With that complete, the project is now moving on to the construction of the Air Treatment Chamber - the curved ventilation column which will stand next to the river. Tideway says this will mean surface civil works continuing till January 2024, when landscaping will begin. The site will also be ‘demobilised’ between January and August next year when the workforce will vacate it.
The supersewer construction site is being demobilised
System testing will also continue through next year, though this will mean minimal onsite activity, before the supersewer becomes operational beneath the Thames in 2025.
An aerial view of the planned Carnwath Road site
Tideway is already looking forward to 2025 by commissioning artist Sarah Staton to create two cast bronze sculptures at Carnwath Road Riverside. She has chosen to capture the beautiful herons which can be seen along the river, with one sculpture showing a standing heron and the second showing a heron flying upstream installed at each end of the landscaped site.
Sarah Staton will create sculptures for Carnwath Road representing herons
Tideway says, "These sculptures will enhance the new public realm providing a unique response for a utilitarian building."
At the eastern end of Carnwath Road by Wandsworth Bridge, the site, formerly housing electrical store Curry’s has now been cleared and is now to become home to Hurlingham Waterfront.
CGI of the Hurlingham Waterfront development at the eastern end of Carnwath Road
Developer Rockwell claims this development of 269 studio, one, two, three and four bedroom residences is 'wildly different' to other riverside schemes, offering peace, privacy and world-class amenities including a pool, spa and gym on lower levels and a work lounge, cinema room and café on the floors above.
How the Thames Path might look in front of the Hurlingham Waterfront development
It also promises sustainably planted private gardens outside, as well as public areas - including the riverside path - and commercial space. After launching with international exhibitions, Rockwell says that 20% of the flats in the first 'wave' of flats, which are priced from £595,000, have now been snapped up. A marketing suite for the development is now open directly across the river in Wandsworth's Smuggler's Way.
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