Imaginative East London super-sewer could become “tourist destination”

A LIMEHOUSE campaigner proposing an alternative location for a super-sewer says a tourist destination could be created if engineers choose the right spot.

Campaigners have been demanding Thames Water find another site of instead of using leafy King Edward Memorial park in Wapping as part of the industrial sewer.

Rae Hoffenberg of Narrow Street says Thames Water should instead build on the tennis courts in the east of the park which she says are “rarely used”.

Hoffenberg is asking Thames water engineer Malcolm Orford to build “imaginatively and with “great design” to create a destination for the controversial sewer works.

She told The Docklands: “If it was designed in glass children could see the works going on inside. It could have a spiral staircase and children could learn about what was happening with the sewer works. The structure could perhaps have some outer climbing facility.”

Hoffenberg added the proposed foreshore was “out of the question” and called on Thames Water to look at the alternative option with vigour.

Thames Water comment.

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