Four Designs Lead Nine Elms To Pimlico Bridge Plan

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Four Designs Lead Nine Elms To Pimlico Bridge Plan
Buro Happold Limited - with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects, Gardiner and Theobald
Buro Happold Limited - with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects, Gardiner and Theobald
Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering - with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting
Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering - with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting
Ove Arup & Partners Ltd - with AL_A, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies
Ove Arup & Partners Ltd - with AL_A, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies
Ove Arup & Partners Ltd with - Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates
Ove Arup & Partners Ltd with - Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates

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.

Last Updated 18 March 2015

Lindsay Figura Piper

Forth one will balance better

Victoria Redfern

I don't think we can pinch the Forth Bridge. The Scots would want it back.

Greg Tingey

One of the Arup designs, please!

Mrsaverage

The third design by Ove Arup is my favourite. Btw, every time I want to leave a comment i have to sign in, can't you just remember me?

Rob Gray

None of them, thanks.

BethPH

I think I'd have to go with the Buro Happold.

DanFilson

What did the brief require? My preference is for a simple straight line bridge, thus suggesting the Arup bid, but were twills and twirls part of the brief? One thing about these bids is that the suspension cables and the tower(s) holding them might be a deal more visible from afar than the illustration suggests. It's noticeable this aspect is minimised in the pictures presented here. Cost differences - also not mentioned here.

G

straight bridge rather than turns at the ends, we just wanna cross :)

usignuolo

Ove aarup

Peter

Is this a thing which might actually happen, or a thing a Tory mayor - with a bit of help from TfL - likes to suggest may happen going into an election?