Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

21Oct93 UK: MILLER'S TALE - EAST LONDON SEWER.

Miller Civil Engineering has built a 2.7 km long sewer under East London as part of a £20 million scheme to relieve a struggling 125-year-old Victorian system.Two tunnel boring machines were used to bore the 2.3 and 2.4 m dia sewer 12 m from the Isle of Dogs to Stratford where a new underground pumping station is being built.The tunnel is served by 16 access shafts which allow inspection and maintenance.Work began on site in September 1992 and Miller has completed the main precast concrete tunnels and is now carrying out secondary lining.The contract, for Thames Water and the London Docklands Development Corporation, is due for completion early next year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS