Nine Elms bridge design shortlist revealed

March 18 2015  

Nine Elms bridge design shortlist revealed

Wandsworth Council has revealed four shortlisted bridge designs to make it to the second stage of scrutiny in the Nine Elms to Pimlico pedestrian and cycle crossing competition.

A total of 74 entries were submitted and the finalists were “unanimously selected” by the jury panel. Two of the shortlisted entries are led by Ove Arup & Partners, with one each submitted by Buro Happold and Bystrup Architecture Design & Engineering.

Each shortlisted team will now develop their initial ideas into detailed designs and a winner is expected to be announced this autumn.

A new bridge would require planning permission before it could be built, but the scheme has the support of the Mayor of London. A Transport for London study concluded that the bridge has a strong business case and a £26M contribution has been identified from the development of Nine Elms.

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “The quality of the submissions went beyond our best expectations and the interest this competition has generated across London has been tremendous.

“Congratulations to our shortlisted teams and I look forward to seeing their initial ideas developed further. The devil will be in the detail and the next stage will show us whether these four highly skilled and innovative design teams can meet the complex challenges this project presents.”

To read what some local people think about the idea of a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico, see page 11 of Transportation Professional’s March issue.

(Images top to bottom: • Buro Happold with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects and Gardiner & Theobald; • Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting; • Ove Arup & Partners with AL_A, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies; • Ove Arup & Partners Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates)

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