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Regatta London announces Construction Partners for 2019 event


Seven major construction and engineering companies have been announced as Partners for the inaugural Regatta London event on the River Thames on Sunday.

The companies are all involved in the Tideway project to build a ‘super sewer’ to clean up the river for future generations. Tideway is the founder of Regatta London and their support will help deliver a first-class experience for more than 1,000 participants, in particular at the two finish venues at Greenwich and Putney.

The 2019 Regatta London Construction Partners are:

• Costain, Vinci Construction Grand Projets and Bachy Soletanche, who work together as the joint venture CVB on the eastern section of the Tideway project

• Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall, who work together as the joint venture BMB on the western section of the Tideway project

• Amey, the Tideway project’s Systems Integrator

Sunday’s event will see more than 1,000 rowers, kayakers and paddle boarders take over the River Thames on the day of the Thames Barrier closure in a 12 or 14-mile challenge which will raise thousands of pounds for London and UK charities. Regatta London will celebrate the river environment and its greater potential for leisure and sport and will reconnect London communities with the Thames, Tideway’s stated ambition for the wider benefits of the project.

The event starts at Hammersmith and Putney and paddlers finish their challenge at either Putney embankment, for those doing the 12-mile ‘Big Ben Challenge’, or at the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich, for those doing the 14-mile ‘London Crossing’. The finish venues will have entertainment, food and drink stalls and much more so that participants can celebrate their achievement with their friends, family and supporters.

Roger Bailey, Director of Regatta London and Chief Technical Officer of the Tideway project said: “Regatta London is delighted that the contractors building the Thames Tideway Tunnel are supporting our inaugural event. This is a great example of those contractors delivering on Tideway’s vision to reconnect London to the River Thames”

You can see more information about all the Partners supporting the event here.

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