Case study:Chambers Wharf

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Project overview

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Status In progress
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Themes Spatial planning, Urban
Country England
Main contact forename James
Main contact surname Togher
Main contact user ID
Contact organisation Environment Agency
Contact organisation web site http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Partner organisations St Martins Property Investments Ltd;
Parent multi-site project
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Situated just to the east of Tower Bridge on the south bank of the River Thames, Chambers Wharf was for many years one of the capital’s major cold stores. Having fallen into disuse, the site, owned by international property development company St Martins, now has planning permission for 587 new homes; 180 of these homes will be affordable and there will be some retail units at ground level, fronting Chambers Street. Demolition of the former cold stores has been completed and the new scheme is scheduled to be finished in 2013.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin London

Subcatchment

River name Thames Middle
Area category Less than 10 km²
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Dominant geology
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Urban
Waterbody ID GB530603911402



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Barking Creek near A13, Barking Creekmouth, Cuckolds Haven Nature Area, Greenwich Peninsula, Lower River Roding Regeneration Project, Mill Pool, Saving Chiswick Eyot, Wandsworth Riverside Quarter


Site

Name Chambers Wharf
WFD water body codes GB530603911402
WFD (national) typology Intertidal
WFD water body name Thames Middle
Pre-project morphology
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Desired post project morphology
Heavily modified water body Yes
National/international site designation EU - WFD protected area (drinking water, shellfish etc.)
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Protected species present Yes
Invasive species present Yes
Species of interest
Dominant hydrology Estuary
Dominant substrate Estuarine mud
River corridor land use Urban
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Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 160
160 m
0.16 km
16,000 cm
Project started 2008/01/01
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Project completed 2013/12/31
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Funding sources St Martins Property Investments Ltd

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Flood risk management, Navigation
Hydromorphology Structure & condition of intertidal zone
Biology Macroalgae, Invertebrates
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Other reasons for the project housing development


Measures

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Bank/bed modifications Bank improvement
Floodplain / River corridor
Planform / Channel pattern removal of jetty
Other roosting posts, Brownfield land regeneration, green roofs, SUDS, nesting boxes
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Social measures (incl. engagement) Riverside walkway
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