Whatley Crescent drain works

As part of the works to construct the dive structure at Bayswater Junction, a section of a water drain situated within the rail corridor has been relocated. This required some out of hours’ work and the temporary closure of a section of Whatley Crescent. While the out of hours works have been completed, rehabilitation of Whatley Crescent, where the works were undertaken, is ongoing.

After completing open cut pipe works on the main drain relocation, the focus is now on the construction of inlet and outlet structures for the drain. Rehabilitation of Whatley Crescent, where the works were undertaken, is in progress now that tunnelling and backfilling is complete. 

Due to weather-related delays, reopening of the closed section of Whatley Crescent has been rescheduled for early September.


During the works:

  • General access to Whatley Crescent will not be possible via Newton Street.
  • Access to Newton Street will be via Guildford Road only.
  • Cyclists/pedestrians will be able to move through the area but must exercise caution near the construction area.
  • Service vehicles (for example, rubbish collection) will be able to proceed under traffic control.

Whatley closure map





diameter of TBM being used to bore drain

14 June

start date of temporary road closure

8 weeks

length of temporary closure