Stamford BrookResidents' Association


Tideway Tunnel /Super Sewer

Work has now started at the Acton Storm Tanks site between Larden Road and roads to the north of Bedford Park. The work is planned to take four years. The tunnelling will start from the Carnwarth Road site near Hurlingham and the tunnelling machine will work towards the north west end of the tunnel, which will be at the Acton Storm tanks. All the spoil from the tunnel will be taken back down the tunnel and loaded onto barges on the river. The work at the Storm Tanks involves building a very large shaft down  to what will be the end of the tunnel , big enough to extract the tunnelling machine. Storm Tanks 5 and 6 are being emptied and will be removed as part of the construction work. Eventually tanks 3 and 4 will be covered over and tanks 1 and 2 will remain to be used only in the very unlikely event of the tunnel becoming full. There will also be a 15m high ventilation shaft.

The project is to prevent the 50 discharges a year into the Thames caused by heavy rainfall which mixes with sewage in the sewers and is too much for the existing sewers and overflow systems and so has to be discharged into the river. 57 connecting points are being created over the full length of the tunnel , from which existing sewers can overflow into the Tideway Tunnel, which will act as a storage tank to hold the overflow until it can be released and processed at works in East London. It is expected that there may still be 3 or 4 overflows a year into the Thames, but none in our area. The tunnel will have a useful life of 120 years.

There will be a ten year major maintenance interval with minor maintenance every six months. Once the tunnel is built there will be very little traffic or noise. During the construction period , however, there will be noise from the work, which is only allowed between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. All heavy vehicles must access the site through roads to the north of the site, from Uxbridge Raod and The Vale, and none are permitted to use Emlyn Road.

Thames Water and its partners, operating under the name of Tideway, have a helpline and a website. We can sign up to receive regular email updates if wished. The helpline is 08000308080. The website is and the Community Relations Officer is Vic Chetty whose email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and his phone number is 07966525837. They are keen to involve the community and so we should feel free to contact them with any concerns.

John Trotter

Chair SBRA



Published on January 21 Category: News

Info Pack - How Will The Third Runway Affect Us

logoThe SBRA, in conjunction with CHATR, have put together a briefing note for Members on the potential impact on Stamford Brook of the proposed Third Runway at Heathrow.  We would encourage all members to log-in and read the note via the link below:

Heathrow Runway 3 Info Pack

This information requires members to log-in.  If you need reminding of your log-in details, or would like to join the SBRA, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Published on November 13 Category: News

Launch of 'Chiswick Against Third Runway'


Photo Credit - John Steward of HACAN

logoLocal MP Ruth Cadbury attended the launch meeting of a new group formed to co-ordinate protests in Chiswick against the Heathrow Third Runway project.  Called CHiswick Against the Third Runway or CHATR, the new group is intended to make sure that Chiswick's voice is heard in the debate.  Although the Davies Commission has reported to Government and come out in favour of extending Heathrow, no final decision has been made. Ruth Cadbury has stated her opposition to the scheme.

Published on October 06 Category: News

Local Businesses Launch Website



The local businesses of Stamford Brook have formed an organisation to co-ordinate developments and represent them in discussions with local authorities in order to bring about benefits and positive changes within the area.  Called Stamford Brook Streets, the new initiative has been driven by the owners of recently opened Artisan Coffee.

The group meets once every two to three months at different locations/businesses around Stamford Brook, and anyone is welcome and encouraged to come along and join us.  This friendly and diverse group has already had some great successes and with every person that joins, it gets stronger and the ideas to improve the area continue to flourish

Published on June 04 Category: News

We Have A Twitter Account!

twitterWe have added a Twitter account to the Stamford Brook armoury!  It you like to follow Twitter, please follow us on @Stamford_Brook.  We will be tweeting news items and fun things related to Stamford Brook. Please let us know if you have anything local that needs a retweet! We look forward to tweeting with you!

Published on January 25 Category: Association News