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Tideway launches interactive app to give project insight

an example of a tunnel boring machine

Tideway has launched an app that allows people to explore what is going on underneath the city as the Thames Tideway Tunnel is being built.

The app has been designed to provide teachers, students and anyone interested in the project with an interactive way of learning about the £4.2bn sewer project.

Features include an interactive map of Tideway’s construction sites, a 3D model of a TBM, the ability to watch the tunnel being built in 3D, and profiles of career options on the project. 

Tideway’s education programme coordinator Shireen Ali-Khan said: “This innovative app brings one of the country’s biggest infrastructure projects to life in 3D in an easily accessible way for young people, giving them a unique insight into life as an engineer or in the construction industry.”

The app is part of Tunnelworks, an education programme that has been developed by Tideway as part of its drive to raise interest and uptake in STEM related careers, develop employability skills in young people, and to support the broader curriculum.

The aim is to connect theoretical classroom learning with real world applications, showing students how the knowledge and skills they are gaining in school will directly support their future jobs and careers.

The app is now live here and can also be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple Store. 

 

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