Lower Thames Crossing

Lower Thames Crossing
Balfour Beatty
East of London, between Kent and Essex
Feb 2019

We are supporting the Lower Thames Crossing project with a range of skills and trades.

Our teams have been undertaking drainage works as part of the enabling works. They have also supported other aspects of the contract. We supply foremen, gangers, streetworks and multi-skilled operatives, who are supported by labour manager Mark Beer.

Mark Beer
Mark Beer, labour manager

Safety training

In July 2020 we supported Balfour Beatty’s training day with fire awareness training for around 80 members of the workforce. The day included manual handling, traffic marshal and abrasive wheel training. Other labour supply partners Zone Contractors, Danny Sullivan Group, and Fortel Group also took part; we work together to ensure everyone goes home safely each day.

In December 2020 Richard Wheeler, head of HSQE, delivered MSP (make safety personal) training to the workforce on the contract, alongside Ashley Ford, Balfour Beatty health and safety adviser.

We have sponsored State of Mind Sport to present on mental health to the workforce.

Lower Thames Crossing manual handling training
Head of HSQE Richard Wheeler delivered manual handling training to the workforce in February 2021

About the project

The £6.8bn National Highways Lower Thames Crossing will be the longest road tunnel in the UK. The new 23km three-lane dual carriageway will connect the M2 near Rochester and the M25 in Essex. It will include a 3.8km long tunnel which will be over 15m wide.

The largest road project since the M25, it is designed to increase traffic capacity across the river Thames and relieve the pressure on the A282 Dartford crossing.

Main photograph: National Highways – public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0