Construction of a controversial road tunnel in east London will start next year after Transport for London (TfL) signed the contracts today. Please check the box. Here at Construction Enquirer we take your privacy seriously and will only use
But people in south east London will notice and are worried about the extra traffic and air pollution wrongly being directed through their community. Silvertown Tunnel opponents call for judicial review following £1bn contract award 26 Nov, 2019 By Rob Horgan Opponents of the cross-Thames Silvertown Tunnel have vowed to fight project in the courts, after Transport for London (TfL) awarded the £1bn contract to design, build, operate and maintain it. "This looks like Sadiq Khan is trying to bury bad news in the middle of an election campaign. The Silvertown Tunnel will feed into the congested southbound A102. Transport for London is set to award the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel contract to Ferrovial-led Riverlinx consortium despite an ongoing legal challenge.The contract award for the East London river crossing was stalled after reserve bidder Silver Thames Connect– which contains Hochtief and Dragados – lodged a legal challenge to the contract award.This automatically forced TfL to suspend the procurement process threatening to delay the vital river crossing between Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula.Now STC has consented to TfL’s application to the court to lift the suspension allowing contract award next month.The legal battle, which is based on STC concerns about the scoring process and alleged anomalies in the marking, will still continue in the courts.A TfL spokesperson said: “We will now progress the arrangements for award of the contract to the Riverlinx consortium as soon as possible.“Once open, a new twin-bore tunnel, located within the extended Ultra Low Emission zone, will remove barriers for people in east London needing to cross the river for work or leisure, enable the introduction of new bus services and improve the reliability and resilience of the local road network.”Risk and return ratio in water fails to meet selective bidding criteriaContractors win back places after improving payment timesFirst time two 38-tonne superspan gantries installed overnightHyde to use residents to interview bidders for maintenance framework renewalIndustry survey shows first non-negative reading for five months23% surge in June construction output raises hope of work reboundWork to recommence on Southampton and Bristol projectsSmartfoot housing division director Peter Handley resignsPrivate rental developer completes £10m section 106 for 2021 construction startSmartspace commercial director Scott Camp promoted to MDCourt hears contractor should have hand dug around high pressure pipelineCovid causes half-year loss but profits expected to return to 2019 levels next yearBirmingham decides to house athletes in student halls but Lendlease will still build new homes on siteValue of contract wins starts to improve after Covid-19 slowdownFirst major building award at £1.2bn North London Heat and Power ProjectMembership lets construction know you are open for business as recovery gathers momentumContractor calls on sustained infrastructure investment to lead Covid recoveryTwo TBMs will take three years to bore the ten mile long Chiltern tunnelExtra May event in London to complement Birmingham show in OctoberHouse builder to focus on reducing build costs as Covid cuts sales by 31%Five build to rent blocks of flats will be built at Monk BridgeNext-generation offices to feature higher ceilings, better ventilation and green spaceDeveloper CEG consults over first of 1,450 homes at Leeds schemePaul Maguire joins specialist as contractor still predicting profits this year despite Covid impactWork will start on the first 400-home block before the end of the year65-metre structure built off-site and installed ahead of scheduleAberdeen Standard Investments, Ferrovial subsidiary Cintra, BAM PPP PGGM, Macquarie Capital and SK E&Cconsortium of BAM Nuttall (including sister company Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau providing specialist tunnel engineering expertise), Ferrovial Agroman and Korean contractor SK E&C.The design includes a 1.4-kilometre twin-bore road tunnel under the River Thames as well as 0.6-kilometres of access ramps. RiverLinx consortium has been appointed to deliver the Silvertown tunnel project following a three-year procurement process by Transport for London. construction related products. It will connect south of the River Thames with the access to the existing Blackwall Tunnel and north of the River Thames with the Tidal Basin Roundabout, in Silvertown. "“During construction, both the consortium and TfL are committed to ensuring that the majority of construction material is transported by river, that all on-site construction machinery meets the mayor’s Non-Road Mobile Machinery Low Emission Zone Standards, and that any vehicles working on the scheme are Euro VI and comply with the Mayor’s Direct Vision Standard,” a TfL spokesperson said.“TfL is also legally committed, as part of the wider DCO process, to deliver a wide range of improvements and measures to reduce the impact of the new tunnel and support the wider local area.”Construction is set to be completed in 2025. As a free news service Construction Enquirer relies on advertising for funding. Transport for London (TfL) has unlocked the award of the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel contract, despite the ongoing legal action over its procurement. Transport for London is to award the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel contract after a consortium taking action allowed a legal block to be lifted. The Silvertown Tunnel will feed into the congested southbound A102. Not a good look. It was originally expected to open in 2023. ?ACM remediation still not started on half of private sector high-risesMorgan Sindall starts £13.5m Norwich Castle heritage jobVideo | Kier installs 38t super-span gantries on M6 smart motorwayLendlease's Commonwealth Games athletes’ village scrappedMurphy fined £150,000 after excavator hits gas pipeline Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The challenge means TfL is legally suspended from awarding the contract to Riverlinx later this summer as planned. Contracts related to the Silvertown Tunnel project. Delays in seeking the legal consent to build the road have already seen its opening date slip from 2023 to 2025.“We are awaiting further details about the claim and will respond to them in due course.”It is understood TfL will be looking to award the contract and begin construction as soon as possible.The challenge means TfL cannot award the contract later this summer as planned – news which delighted the Stop the Silvertown Tunnel Coalition, which took part in Its spokesperson Victoria Rance described the news as “brilliant” and said she was “thrilled” to have more time to campaign against the tunnel.She said: “We’re incredibly interested in why this happened and we celebrate more time to continue the campaign. Contractors sign-off £1bn Silvertown Tunnel deal. Silvertown faces contract award delay – TunnelTalk, March 2018 UK Silvertown project decision delay – TunnelTalk, November 2017 Silvertown Thames highway crossing shortlist – TunnelTalk, March 2017 I am hoping they will consult with CIOB to provide ethics training as cost overruns can be managed by good ethical principled behaviour.