Thames Tunnel


  • Location


  • Client


  • Main Contractor

    Hochtief Murphy JV

  • Value


  • Duration

    18 Weeks

  • Project

    Crossrail, Civils


Appointed by HMJV to complete the 1st Stage Concrete works in two phases spread over four tunnels.

The Plumstead to North Woolwich tunnels span 1.2km under the Thames. The first phase of the project required us to complete all first stage concrete works in tunnels 1 & 2.

This consisted of installing compliant UTX and Drainage ducts within very strict tolerances, installing reinforcement and pouring concrete and upstands with a single line pump over one of the longest distances recorded in the UK.

Kelly Civils Ltd received a lot of media attention with both Crossrail, the client, Schwing Stetter and NCE Magazine. This was the first ever first stage concrete works Kelly Civils undertook for Crossrail and has been a complete success.

We have also constructed the Plumstead Portal, comprising of lining walls, spine walls, in situ deck and staircase and mass concrete infills.