Barhale selected for £8.6m O2 mains installation


Barhale has been chosen by Thames Water to install more than 4km of new trunk main in Greenwich as part of proposals to deliver additional capacity in the area

The £8.6m installation project comprises a DN800 DI pipeline between Crooms Hill, Greenwich and Ordnance Crescent, adjacent to the Blackwall Tunnel approach and the O2 stadium, on the Greenwich Peninsular.

Barhale delivered phase one – the Deptford to Greenwich Main – which ran from Broadway Fields near the Stephen Lawrence Centre along Greenwich High Road to Crooms Hill.

The new mains will connect to an existing DN800 water main at Crooms Hill before crossing Greenwich Park. It will be the largest construction project to be undertaken in the park since the 2012 London Olympics.

Ensuring sufficient capacity to meet future needs

Barhale contracts manager, James McKenzie, said: “This part of south east London is seeing a lot of development activity at the moment and that is only likely to continue as cross-river access improves thanks to the new Riverlinx project.

“The new main between Crooms Hill and the Peninsular will be another important step towards meeting increased demand and building greater resilience in the network.

“We are particularly pleased to have secured the phase two work after having been able to play an important role in the phase one works and look forward to working with the Thames Water team to bring the project to completion in March 2024.”


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