The route is located on Thames Water land adjacent a railway line, crosses two boroughs, a main river and the site is classified as a Site of Importance and Nature Conservation (SINC).
The project involved the detailed design of a 1.3km lit segregated cycle route, sustainable drainage, kingpost retaining wall for a 108m DDA compliant share us ramp and the strengthening of a masonry arch footbridge.
The key challenge involved designing for construction methodology to ensure only the barest minimum pressures are applied on the 100 years old Thames Water 1200mm Ø pipes supplying large paths of London. The preliminary drainage design was changed at detailed design by using interconnected sustainable drainage (SuDS) options to discharge into a water course to save over £500,000.00 of conventional drainage cost. This scheme exemplifies the SANDS approach to limiting project impact on the environment and providing a cost-effective solution.