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TEAM2100 is driving innovation at every stage of the asset lifecycle, and is set to deliver £100 million in efficiency savings over the 10-year program.

Project Overview

To protect London and the Thames estuary from current and future tidal flooding through to 2100, CH2M and the UK Environment Agency formed the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM2100) Program.

The effort includes design and development of an extensive flood management program — the largest program of its kind — incorporating a series of fortifications, embankments, flood gates, pumping stations, outfalls and major barriers to protect London, Essex and Kent from tidal flooding along the 175-kilometer tidal River Thames.

The program also integrates provisions to optimize returns on Thames flood defense investments, including continued maintenance, essential asset improvements and environmental upgrades to benefit people and wildlife along the tidal corridor. Valued at over £300 million, TEAM2100 is the Environment Agency’s single largest flood risk management program and one of the government’s top 40 infrastructure projects.

As the lead delivery partner, we’re responsible for maintaining the estuary’s over 3,500 different assets and developing and delivering best practice resilience asset management, at best value for the public’s money.

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Key facts

1.3M

protecting nearly 1.3 million people who live along the River Thames and its tributaries.

275B

the flood scheme is vital to keeping £275 billion of property along the river safe from future flood events.

4,000

maintaining the estuary’s more than 4,000 different assets.

30+

many of the current defenses are more than 30 years old, and in some cases, more than 100 years old. 

Testimonial

We are proud of the excellent work being done across Thames Estuary to protect London and surrounding communities from tidal flooding and look forward to continuing the successful delivery of this programme.

Peter Nicol
Global Practice Director

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What was involved?

As the lead delivery partner, we’re responsible for maintaining the estuary’s over 3,500 different assets and developing and delivering best practice resilience asset management, at best value for the public’s money.

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Maintaining the estuary’s over 3,500 different assets and developing and delivering best practice resilience asset management throughout the planning, programming, optimization and delivery of investigation, design, capital maintenance, refurbishment and replacement works.

We’re delivering a strategic flood risk management plan to protect one of the world’s greatest cities from the sea by providing an adaptable, risk-based strategy including both structural and non-structural responses for managing tidal flood risk.

TEAM2100 is driving innovation at every stage of the asset lifecycle, and is set to deliver £100 million in efficiency savings over the 10-year program.

In Detail
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From rising tides to resilience

Partnering with the Environment Agency and Balfour Beatty, we’re delivering a strategic flood risk management plan to protect one of the world’s greatest cities from future uncertainty.

The Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 Program is the Environment Agency’s single largest flood risk management program and one of the United Kingdom government’s top 40 infrastructure projects.

Natural variation in our weather and future climate uncertainty, compounded by the challenges of water demand changes, resource availability and the effects of aging infrastructure has serious implications on sustainable water and wastewater services around the world. These natural and built variations have placed unprecedented demands on assets and ecosystems.

TEAM2100 is poised to deliver an innovative, extensive flood management program, including a series of fortifications, embankments, flood gates, pumping stations, outfalls and major barriers to protect London, Essex and Kent from tidal flooding along the 175-kilometer tidal River Thames.

The Thames estuary tidal flood defense system extends from Teddington in West London through to Sheerness and Shoeburyness in Kent and Essex, protecting 1.3 million people and £275 billion worth of property and is formed from over 3500 different assets, including the iconic Thames Barrier.

Our technical experts are leading the integration of provisions to optimize returns on Thames flood defense investments, including continued maintenance, essential asset improvements and environmental upgrades to benefit people and wildlife along the tidal corridor.

Thus far, the team has driven innovation from both the program and project level, that helped to identify over 127 innovations, including data management, drone technology, 3D augmented reality to safety applications, intelligent infrastructure and green infrastructure trials, setting the program up to deliver an expected £100 million in efficiency savings over the 10-year program.