We are proposing to use the south eastern corner of theBarn Elms Schools Sports Centre for this constructionwork and to accommodate permanent structures requiredto operate the main tunnel. The site would be used toconnect the existing local CSO, known as the West PutneyStorm Relief, to the main tunnel.The location of the site is shown in Figure 1A. The ThamesPath and River Thames are located to the east of the site.To the north are some of the Barn Elms Schools SportsCentre pitches and facilities. Putney Lower Commonis located to the southwest. At the most southerlypoint of the site are Beverley Brook and the BeverleyBrook footpath, which separate the London Boroughsof Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth in thislocation. The site is adjacent to the Putney EmbankmentConservation Area. The site also includes a maintenancesite access road that would link to Queen Elizabeth Walk.This site information paper sets out our proposals at BarnElms. We have also produced project information papers,which cover overarching topics relating to the project.Where we consider that a project information paper isparticularly relevant, we have highlighted this in a relateddocuments box. At the end of this site information paperis a list of other documents, which may be of interest anda glossary of terms.
Section 1: Introduction and site information
How we chose this site
What we proposed at phase one consultation
Through our site selection process, we identifiedthat a main tunnel drive site was required betweenHammersmith Bridge and Albert Bridge. At phase oneconsultation, which was held between September 2010and January 2011, Barn Elms was identified as beingappropriate for this purpose and was presented as ourpreferred site. We assessed other sites but only Barn Elmsmade it through to the shortlist stage of the site selectionprocess.
What we are proposing at phase two consultation
Since January 2011, we have considered the commentsfrom phase one consultation, feedback from ongoingengagement and new information; and undertakenfurther technical work. As a result, we have re-assessedpotential main tunnel sites and our tunnelling strategy forthe main tunnel. We have now identified Carnwath RoadRiverside as the most suitable site. Therefore Barn Elms isno longer our preferred site for a main tunnel drive site.