The pedestrian and cycle crossing is to be built next to Battersea Power Station
Visualisation of Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge looking westbound
The design team behind the new river crossing between Nine Elms and Pimlico now has council approval for the preferred location of the bridge.
Members of Wandsworth council’s finance, corporate resources and scrutiny committee have given their support to the siting of the new cycle and pedestrian bridge in Nine Elms.
The recommended location crosses the river between Grosvenor Road riverbank (west of Claverton Street) on the north side of the Thames at Pimlico and Kirtling Street, near Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms on the south side.
The proposal for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge in this location is consistent with the pedestrian and cycle policies of the surrounding local authorities and the Greater London Authority, and is in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy.
A new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Thames was identified as one of the transport infrastructure measures required to support the growth of Nine Elms opportunity area which will see the creation of 20,000 new homes and 25,000 jobs as well as culture and leisure opportunities. A bridge in this location, along with a two station extension to the northern line and highways improvements, will ensure the area is highly accessible and connected with the rest of central London.
The location was recommended following an extensive consultation process with the public and stakeholders, alongside technical investigation into three feasible location options.
The support means the project will now carry out further technical validation work and meet with affected stakeholders to understand any concerns so they can be addressed in future phases of the project.
An artist's impression of the new bridge
A world class Design Team led by Denmark’s Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering will work on the project with London architects Robin Snell and Partners. Robin Snell, who is the project team lead, said, "After an extensive consultation and technical evaluation process we are delighted to be able to recommend a preferred location for the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge to Wandsworth Council.
"The new Bridge will be designed for pedestrians and cyclists to provide a safe, sustainable access route for all Londoners to access the new homes, jobs, leisure facilities and shops that are being created in Nine Elms and around Battersea Power Station."
Find out more about the proposed bridge on the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge website
February 21, 2019