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Thames Gateway nudged ajar


A JOINT VENTURE of contractor Nuttall and Van Oord is preparing the site of the first Thames Gateway project to reach construction, a 30ha mixed use development in Rochester.

The Rochester Riverside project, on the banks of the River Medway, will consist of housing, schools, retail, hotels and office space. It is government funded with Medway Council acting as client in partnership with the South East England Development Agency.

The former industrial site is heavily contaminated.

Under the £32M remediation contract, designed by Royal Haskoning, soil is being bioremediated and groundwater treated before the whole site is capped with a 2m layer of sandy material dredged from the Thames Estuary to provide flood protection.

Nuttall is also installing 2.5km of river wall using a variety of sheet piling methods. Work began in January and will be completed by the end of 2007. The development will take up to 15 years.

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