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Tideway and the Construction Leadership Council, Belfast

  • Lecture
  • Belfast
  • 13 January 2020
  • 18:15 - 20:00
Tideway and the Construction Leadership Council, Belfast

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In this joint event with CIWEM, we welcome CEO Thames Tideway Andy Mitchell CBE, to speak about the construction of the 25km ‘super sewer’ under the River Thames to help tackle tens of millions of tonnes of sewage per year polluting the river.

This necessary expansion of London’s sewer network is due for completion in 2024, and is happening across 24 construction sites in London. These span from Acton in West London to Beckton in the East, and many are located on the river edge in the centre of the city.

Once complete, the super sewer will have more than six times the amount of tunnel under the River Thames as the tube network.


17.30 – Doors open, light refreshments available
18:15 – Event begins


Andy Mitchell CBE

Andy Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer, Thames Tideway

Andy Mitchell FREng took the role as CEO after leaving his post as Programme Director and Board Member at Crossrail in summer 2014. Andy has managed a number of high-profile projects both in the United Kingdom and overseas. After 12 years working in the United Arab Emirates, France and South Africa, and on major developments such as Hong Kong Airport and the Hong Kong West Rail, he joined Network Rail in 2001. He was Project Director for Network Rail's Southern Power Upgrade project, and was also the Senior Programme Director of the Thameslink Programme.

Andy is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chairman of the IUK Infrastructure Client Group and a visiting professor at Leeds University.

Event venue

Ulster Museum
Botanic Crescent
Belfast BT9 5AB
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Georgia Hamilton

e: [email protected]