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Grosvenor Services Wins Security Contract for TfL’s Silvertown Tunnel Project

Grosvenor Services Wins Security Contract for TfL’s Silvertown Tunnel Project
02 November 2022

Charter Security, a subsidiary of Grosvenor Services Group, has secured a three-year contract with Riverlinx CJV to provide security for the Silvertown Tunnel construction site.

This will be the first tunnel constructed under the Thames in over 30 years. When it opens in 2025, the new 1.4km Silvertown Tunnel will lessen traffic congestion in East London and improve access to public transport links with the introduction of new bus routes.

According to Transport for London, incidents with large vehicles frequently cause delays and closures of the existing Victorian-built tunnel, causing iIdling traffic to build up in tailbacks of several miles. Drivers consequently choose longer routes to avoid the tunnel.

Riverlinx CJV won the bid to construct the tunnel, which will run underneath the Thames and connect Silvertown to Greenwich Peninsula. Riverlinx CJV is a joint venture that brings together BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Construction and SK Ecoplant. 

Construction began over the summer, with work sites built on both sides of the river in Newham and North Greenwich.


24/7 Security Services at Newham and North Greenwich Construction Sites


To secure both construction sites, Riverlinx CJV has enlisted the support of Charter Security, part of Grosvenor Services Group. The three-year contract, valued in excess of £4.5 million, will provide approximately 22 security officers working round the clock on either side of the river.

This is not the first project of this scale for the Grosvenor Services Group, who completed a seven-year contract of work on the Crossrail project in Whitechapel in In January 2022.

Grosvenor Services Group’s Group Managing Director Bernard McCauley commented: “We’re really delighted to be working in partnership with the Riverlinx CJV consortium on this historic project, which will see the first tunnel constructed under the Thames in more than 30 years.

“After the Crossrail project, I think it’s become clear just how well placed we are to take on projects of this scale. I’m proud of our team and the work they have already achieved. We’re committed to maintaining this level of reliability, diligence and excellence over the next three years.”

Picture: a photograph of the Silvertown Tunnel project construction site. Image Credit: Riverlinx CJV

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 02 November 2022


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