A design team led by Denmark’s Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering has started exploratory design work on a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico.
Following an international design competition, Bystrup has been commissioned by Wandsworth Council to design the bridge – one of the first Thames crossings developed specifically to meet the needs of both pedestrians and cyclists.
The team’s first task will be to examine the feasibility of the different location options for the bridge along this part of the Thames, which is the longest stretch of riverside in central London without a crossing point.
£26 million in private funding is identified from the development of Nine Elms and, according to a Transport for London feasibility study, the project would pay for itself twice over in terms of reduced journey times and other benefits.
The bridge is supported by the London Plan and the Vauxhall, Battersea, Nine Elms Opportunity Area Planning Framework.
A summary of the feasibility study can be downloaded from here.