The project is one of the final pieces of a ten-year programme to restore the Bow Back Rivers and preserve an important part of London's industrial heritage.
We're leading the £1.75 million project, which includes £680,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £100,000 from the London Legacy Development Corporation and £4,500 from the Inland Waterways Association.
Carpenters Road Lock is significant from an engineering point of view, as it had the only ‘double radial lock gates' in the country. Built in the 1930s this design included two convex-shaped gates that lifted up vertically to enable boats to pass through. When restored the lock gates will provide the opportunity to navigate from the waterways around the former Olympic Stadium to Waterworks River, which in turn runs south to Three Mills Lock then out to the River Thames.