Nine Elms Pimlico bridge competition: Stage 2 exhibition (21-24 July 2015)

A public exhibition to showcase Stage 2 designs from the four shortlisted teams for the proposed new cycle and pedestrian bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico.


Wandsworth Council has invited teams of architects and engineers from across the world to take part in an interactive competition, to produce a concept design for a new cycle and pedestrian bridge across the River Thames in London, between Nine Elms and Pimlico.

The aim of the competition is to identify the best team that will be capable of tackling the challenges involved in designing and delivering a unique landmark bridge for this part of London and to explore what the various design options might be. The competition is not intended to select a specific design.

The competition is also helping to raise awareness about the potential bridge within the local communities on either side of the river. As part of this campaign, we are hosting exhibitions in both Wandsworth and Westminster to give members of the public the opportunity to view and comment on the submitted designs.

Our first exhibition, held in February 2015, displayed the work of the 74 teams that submitted a response to the first stage design challenge of this competition. Those 74 teams have now been shortlisted to four and this exhibition showcases additional information on the four shortlisted schemes.

The teams have been asked to:
• Create a fitting landmark for this part of London, which is both sensitive to the different urban characteristics of each shoreline and elegant in its own right
• Provide a distinctive gateway: for people using the bridge as well as for river traffic passing under it
• Provide a safe and attractive link for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the river, encouraging movement between the two banks of the river
• Comply with the Disability Discrimination Act; ensuring it is accessible to all
• Minimise the loss of open space and positively enhance the public realm where it lands on either shore.

Have your say
You are invited to look at the work on display and to provide feedback using the questionnaires supplied. Your comments will be collated and will be presented to the competition’s Jury Panel when they meet to assess this work.

You will also be able to comment on these schemes online by visiting and looking at our Gallery pages.

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