The Greenway is the name given to the embankment and footpath that runs along the top of Thames Water northern outfall sewers, and along the south side of London 2012 Olympic Park and extends to the Lea Navigation Towpath. Whilst the Greenway is owned by Thames Water, it is made available for use by cyclists and pedestrians under a permitted path agreement with the local borough councils.
Sections of the Greenway were in very poor condition following repeated vandalism, fly tipping, littering, graffiti and the vegetation had become very overgrown. The whole route was not well used and felt isolated and unsafe.
The Greenway project upgraded the public footpath from Wick Lane to Manor Road creating a linear park and arterial corridor that connects the Olympic Park to West Ham Station and Victoria Park. Delivering the improvements to the Greenway has been of immediate benefit to the local community and will leave a lasting legacy after the Olympic Games, providing a safe and welcoming environment for visitors and users.
The Greenway project achieved an ‘Excellent' Whole Project Award with an exceptional score of 97.0%., the highest marks achieved to date an Olympic Park contract. Implementation of our site waste management plan was an important contributor to this score, with reuse of site won materials a key consideration. Materials reused and refurbished included cobbles, bricks, manhole covers, and type C park railings.