Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition, London

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition, London River Thames Design Contest, Development Project

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge

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1 Nov 2018

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Locations

Public Consultation for New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Location

New Thames pedestrian and cycle bridge

A new public consultation in November 2018 will look at three potential locations for a proposed bridge across the Thames between Nine Elms and Pimlico.

A design team led by Denmark’s Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering with London-based Robin Snell Architects has been carrying out exploratory design work on a new bridge for Wandsworth Council. It would be one of the first Thames crossings developed specifically to meet the needs of both pedestrians and cyclists.

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge winning design

New London Architecture chair Peter Murray has hit out at ‘nimby’ opposition to the controversial Nine Elms Pimlico footbridge after Westminster councillors criticised the project’s latest developments. He criticised Westminster councillors for not supporting cycling and collapsing at every protest by change-resistant residents’. Peter Murray claimd there is a real need for a connection at this point in the river, saying it does not matter that the project is “developer driven”.

Public consultation in 2017 narrowed nine potential bridge locations down to three, which are now the subject of this latest round of consultation and further technical and feasibility work.

£26 million in private funding has been identified from the development of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea opportunity area and a new, sustainable river crossing is supported by the Draft London Plan.

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Locations
images Courtesy Wandsworth Council

Find out more on the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge website:
New Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge News

The original nine possible locations have been reduced to three after extensive consultation and technical work undertaken in 2017.

An exhibition will enable local residents to give the project team their opinions.

A final, preferred location being recommended to Wandsworth Council in 2019.

Consultation events:

– Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10am to 3pm
Park Court Clubroom, Battersea Park Road, Doddington Estate, Wandsworth, SW11 4LD

– Wednesday 7th November 2018, 3pm to 8pm
St George’s Patmore Church, 11 Patmore Street, Wandsworth, SW8 4JD

– Tuesday 6th November 2018, 3pm to 8pm
Bolney Meadow Community Centre, 31 Bolney Street, Lambeth, SW8 1EZ

– Friday 9th November 2018, 3pm to 8pm
110 Rochester Row, City of Westminster, SW1P 1JP

– Saturday 10th November, 10am to 3pm
Westminster Boating Base, 136 Grosvenor Road, City of Westminster, SW1V 3JY

7 Jul 2016

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Doubt

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Under Threat

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has questioned the winning proposals for the Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition in London, reports the Architect’s Journal.

Last year Wandsworth Council chose Danish architecture and engineering practice Bystrup with Robin Snell Architects to design a new £40m crossing. This followed an international architecture contest with 74 entries from across the world.

However the result sparked a backlash from both design experts and local residents, especially those north of the River Thames in Westminster who were concerned about its landing site in Pimlico Gardens.

As well as a petition against the design competition and a ’wide-ranging community campaign’, Labour and Conservative councillors on Westminster Council voiced ‘cross-party opposition’ to the 920m-long pedestrian and cycle bridge.

Now Sadiq Khan appears to have poured more cold water on the scheme, which is backed by Wandsworth Council and Transport for London (TfL), after he announced that the bridge could not go ahead without ‘support from all’.

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1 Dec 2015

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Controversy

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Criticism

Public fury with new bridge across the River Thames at Nine Elms, reports The Guardian:

“It takes two to tango, and two sides of a river to make a bridge. But in triumphantly unveiling the winning design for a new pedestrian and cycle crossing between Nine Elms and Pimlico in south London today, Wandsworth council has overlooked one tiny detail: the other side of the river really doesn’t want it.

“It’s nothing but a sales ploy to sell flats in the new Nine Elms developments,” says furious Pimlico resident Virginia Forbes, who has been rallying her neighbours to oppose the project since the competition entries were unveiled in February. “It is entirely for the benefit of the investors and developers, those that are trying to wash their money through the London property market. It will do nothing for Pimlico – apart from making it easier to walk to the new Waitrose.”

“Residents and local groups are furious, and with every justification,” says councillor Heather Acton, cabinet member for sustainability, saying their concerns focus on the loss of green space (the bridge is due to land on Pimlico Gardens, one of the area’s few riverside parks).”

New Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge across the River Thames – article in The Guardian

25 Nov 2015

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge News

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Design

Bystrup and Snell set for Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition win.

The design team led by Bystrup with Robin Snell Architects with AECOM and planning expert DP9 is reportedly due to win the architecture competition to design a new £40m bridge in Nine Elms, south-west London.

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge winning design

The Danish architecture and engineering practice has been recommended for the job ahead of teams including Amanda Levete’s practice AL_A, Marks Barfield Architects, and Hopkins Architects.

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge winning design

According to Wandsworth Council, the decision follows a ‘unanimous endorsement from the contest’s jury panel’.

Bystrup design team set for River Thames bridge commission

A design team led by Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering is on course to win the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge competition following a unanimous endorsement from the contest’s jury panel.

The recommendation, if followed by Wandsworth’s Council, would see the team named preferred bidder for the project and tasked with developing detailed plans for central London’s first car-free bridge for cyclists and pedestrians.

The full team includes Bystrup, Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff, ÅF Lighting Aecom, COWI Engineering and DP9.

The Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition began earlier this year with the aim of identifying world class architects and engineers to take on the project. It attracted 74 entries from across the globe including some of the best known names in the design industry.

A summary of the initial design proposals from the jury panel’s preferred team can be viewed online.
Graham Stirk, senior partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and chair of the competition jury panel, said:
“This was an extremely difficult choice between four excellent teams, but ultimately we felt that Bysrup and their partners had the most compelling approach to the challenges posed in our brief. Their strategy is elegant and simple, they aspire to celebrate the river and create a thing of real beauty which is what this bridge should be.

“Their light touch approach to landing points is commendable and the exploration of lighting and textured surfaces to manage movement across the bridge is both interesting and inventive. They see the bridge as a sustainable transport link and piece of new public realm which should be attractive, fun and a pleasure to use.”

Erik Bystrup, speaking on behalf of the team, said:
“We are delighted to have this fantastic opportunity to design a new, modern piece of infrastructure for London. From the outset we wanted to design an elegant bridge that provided simple and uninhibited access for all, with minimal impact landings on each bank. We are very excited that this will be the first shared pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Thames, adding to the rich history of London’s river crossings.”

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council and member of the jury panel, said:
“This team has impressed at every stage of the competition, combining a light and graceful design ideas with an inventive approach to the core transport challenges. We are convinced they have the talent to develop a successful bridge design which would be both a valuable river crossing and a beautiful addition to the Thames.”

The panel’s recommendation will be discussed later this week by Wandsworth Council’s finance and corporate resources committee. A final decision will be made by the council’s executive group on November 30.

Amongst the most difficult puzzles which the winning design team has had to overcome is the bridge height which has to rise high above the banks so large vessels can pass beneath. This has been done without creating slopes too steep for cyclists and pedestrians.

It needs to be fully accessible for disabled people, and bikes and walkers travelling in both directions must be able to get across safely and effectively without coming into conflict.

Other key challenges include:

• Creating a fitting landmark which is sensitive to the different urban characteristics of each shoreline and elegant in its own right
• Providing a safe and attractive link for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the river, encouraging sustainable travel between the two banks
• Complying with the Disability Discrimination Act; ensuring it is accessible to all
• Minimising the loss of open space and positively enhancing the public realm where it lands on either bank
• Achieving a safe and efficient integration with the transport network on both banks

A TfL transport study confirms the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge has a strong business and transport case and would provide another valuable route through central London supporting the shift towards zero emission, sustainable travel options.

A £26million contribution is already identified from the development of Nine Elms and further funding options will be explored in tandem with developing a detailed design.

The bridge is part of the infrastructure package needed to provide access to the new Nine Elms on the South Bank district where tens of thousands of new jobs and homes are now being created alongside new shopping and cultural attractions.

The Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition is being managed by Colander Associates and follows OJEU public sector procurement processes so the successful design team can be appointed to the project.

The scheme would need to go through the planning system before it could be built, and would need consent from Wandsworth and Westminster Councils, as well as the Mayor of London.

Website: New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition Winners

23 Jul 2015

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition News

Latest designs unveiled for a new Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge

Updated proposals for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames between Pimlico and Nine Elms have been unveiled as part of a design competition run by Wandsworth Council.

Londoners are being invited to comment on the four alternative proposals, each of which is being developed by a team of internationally renowned architects and engineers.

The four competing teams were shortlisted earlier this year from among 74 initial competition entries.

Since then the design ideas have been developed further and will be on display at exhibitions in Wandsworth and Westminster in the coming days (details below). They can be viewed online at www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk.

The feedback received at the exhibitions and online will be fed into the competition’s jury panel which includes Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia, Lambeth Councillor Joanne Simpson, architect Graham Stirk, engineer Henry Bardsley and Chair of Cabe at the Design Council Pam Alexander.

The wining team will be named later this year.

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Shortlist

Buro Happold Ltd (lead team) with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects, Gardiner and Theobald – TEAM 021:
New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 21

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 21

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 21

Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge Shortlist

Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering (lead team) with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting – TEAM 025:
New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 25

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 25

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 25

Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (lead team) with AL_A, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies – TEAM 047:
New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 47

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 47

Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge Shortlist

Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (lead team) with Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates – TEAM 080:
New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 80

New Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge 80

Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge Shortlist

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said:
“We now have some very exciting and quite spectacular designs on the table. There is still a long way to go but these teams have given us real hope that a solution can be found to the complex challenges involved in creating a new pedestrian and cycle link across this stretch of the river.”
Among the most difficult puzzles for the design teams to overcome is the bridge height which has to rise high above the banks so large vessels can pass beneath. This has to be done without creating too steep a slope for cyclists and pedestrians.

This is though to be the first bridge in the centre of a major world city designed around the needs of cyclists and pedestrians. Bikes and walkers will be travelling in both directions and must be able to get across safely and effectively without coming into conflict.

Other key challenges include:
• Creating a fitting landmark which is sensitive to the different urban characteristics of each shoreline and elegant in its own right
• Providing a safe and attractive link for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the river, encouraging sustainable travel between the two banks
• Complying with the Disability Discrimination Act; ensuring it is accessible to all
• Minimising the loss of open space and positively enhancing the public realm where it lands on either bank
• Achieving a safe and efficient integration with the transport network on both banks

A TfL transport study confirms the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge has a strong business and transport case and would provide another valuable route through central London supporting the shift towards zero emission, sustainable travel options.

A £26million contribution is already identified from the development of Nine Elms and the new winning design would be used to lever-in further funding.

The bridge is part of the infrastructure package needed to support growth in Nine Elms on the South Bank where tens of thousands of new jobs and homes are now being created alongside billions in growth and tax receipts.

The competition is being managed by Colander and follows OJEU public sector procurement processes so the successful design team can be appointed to the project should it go live. The scheme would need to go through the planning system before it could be built.
Find out more at http://www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk/ and view the TfL feasibility study on the Nine Elms on the South Bank website.

EXHIBITIONS
21st & 22nd July, 9:30am – 7:30pm:
The Gallery on the Corner, 155 Battersea Park Road, SW8 4BU

23rd & 24th July, 9:30am – 6:00pm:
Hyde Park Room, Regus Building, 8th Floor, 50 Broadway, SW1H 0RG

17 Mar 2015

New Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition News

Shortlist unveiled for Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition

Wandsworth Council has revealed the four design teams to have made it through to the second stage of the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition.

The high profile contest had attracted 74 entries with each team submitting a rival proposal for a new pedestrian and cycle link across the Thames.

Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition

27 Mar 2015

The Clip Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge

Location: Miles Street, Vauxhall, London, UK
Design: Architects of Invention
The Clip
Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge design – ‘The Clip’ entry

The new link between historic Pimlico and the cutting-edge development at Nine Elms should express the city’s ambitions for those neighbourhoods and for London as a whole.

23 Feb 2015

New Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition News

New Thames Bridge

Images revealed of this new River Thames Crossing.

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting Nine Elms on the South Bank with the historic Pimlico embankment is a key component in the Partnership’s transport development plans.

New Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge

Transport for London (TfL)’s feasibility study has confirmed the bridge is viable and would be a valuable addition to central London’s transport network. The exact location is yet to be confirmed but the preferred options would land close to the site of the new US Embassy.

In December 2014, Wandsworth Council launched an international competition to design a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico. See the dedicated website www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk for full details:

Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition

Once a winning design is revealed in summer 2015 the Partnership will explore a range of funding options which could include sponsorship. TfL’s feasibility study suggests the bridge would cost around £40m, providing a car free alternative to Vauxhall or Chelsea Bridges.

A 2-stage design competition is now underway with the winning design due to be announced in summer 2015. Any design taken forward would need planning approval from Wandsworth and Westminster Councils, and sign off from the Mayor of London, before being built.

View of the River Thames at Nine Elms, looking east:

River Thames at Nine Elms
image : Ballymore Group

Please visit www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk for further information.

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