Four designs have been shortlisted for the proposed pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames at Nine Elms.
From entries submitted by 74 worldwide design teams, the list has been whittled down to the finalists shown here — Ove Arup & Partners, Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering, and Buro Happold.
The £40m bridge will provide cyclists and pedestrians with an alternative to the existing Chelsea and Vauxhall bridges. A £26m contribution has been earmarked from the Nine Elms development, and it's hoped that the remaining £14m will come from corporate sponsorship. With Coca-Cola recently missing out on a deal with TfL's cycle hire scheme, could we see London's newest footbridge named after a fizzy drink?
The bridge will be part of the planned infrastructure for the Nine Elms, which is expected to see 18,000 new homes built and create 25,000 new jobs. We recently talked to the the team putting together the colossal Nine Elms project to find out what was happening there.
The winning design will be chosen in autumn this year.