The Clip Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge, London

The Clip, Shortlisted Project for Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge, Development, London Design Project

The Clip

Thames Crossing Development, London, UK – design by Architects of Invention

27 Mar 2015

The Clip Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge

Location: Miles Street, Vauxhall, London, England, UK

Design: Architects of Invention

Shortlisted Design for Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition

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.

The Clip

On the south side, a gateway that will define a modern development; on the north side, a seamless entrance to classic Pimlico and Victoria beyond. Over the river, two asymmetrical arches gracefully soar over a continuous loop – a striking geometry that refers to London’s other bridges while reproducing none of them.

Dedicated cycling lanes mean that The Clip will become a vital artery for commuters. The separate pedestrian paths and public realm frame new perspectives on the city making it a place to linger, meet friends and enjoy the view. The vertical arches and the horizontal loop frame vistas east and west towards the London Eye and the revitalised Battersea Power Station. Separation of the walkways results in a different viewing experience, through the loop at passing boats and out towards the city.

The design is sensitive both to the white stucco-fronted Regency architecture of Pimlico, and also to the sculptural and innovative ideas of the new Nine Elms. The cycle lanes are accessible through ramps, while there are segregated ramps and lifts for pedestrian and disabled users. The landing points touch lightly on either side forming a safe and seamless transition for all users. With its unobstructed views and spacious walkways The Clip will become an attraction for both Londoners and visitors.

The Clip: Bringing Londoners Together

The Clip

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The Clip – Building Information

AI Team: Davit Tsanava, Dominykas Daunys, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Ivane Ksnelashvili
Lead Bridge Consultant – Hewson Consulting
Structure – Engenuiti
Landscape – Hyland Edgar Driver
Lighting – Lumieres Studio
Cost Consultant – Gardiner & Theobald
Planning Consultant – Savills
Fluvial and Hydraulics – Edenvale Young

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Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge – shortlisted designs

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Nine Elms London News

17 Aug 2012
Extending London’s South Bank culture
Nine Elms
image from Wandsworth Council
Battersea Underground Line Extension
An ambitious plan to extend the cultural spine of London’s South Bank all the way to Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms is now being developed. A multi-billion pound investment programme has started to transform the largely industrial Nine Elms district and a cultural placemaking consultancy is being brought onboard to help ensure the area reaches its potential as a new centre for arts and culture.

6 Mar 2012
Nine Elms Parkside
Masterplan design: Allies & Morrison Architects
Nine Elms Parkside
image from Wandsworth Council

One Nine Elms Context – Vauxhall Square Development

Vauxhall Square
Vauxhall Square
image from developer
Vauxhall Square

One Nine Elms

Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – KPF
One Nine Elms Towers
image from Wandsworth Council

Embassy Gardens Nine Elms
Design: Sir Terry Farrell + various architects
Embassy Gardens Nine Elms
picture from Wandsworth Council

Riverlight Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea

Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Design Competition

Nine Elms Wandsworth Development

Vauxhall Developments

Vauxhall Tower
Design: Broadway Malyan
Vauxhall Tower
image from architect

Vauxhall Tower

The Octave
Design: Make Architects
Vauxhall Bondway
image : Make architects

Vauxhall Bondway

St Georges Wharf Development – incl. Vauxhall Tower
Design: Broadway Malyan
St Georges Wharf
photo © Nick Weall

St Georges Wharf Development

Battersea Power Station – redevelopment masterplan
Design: Rafael Viñoly
Battersea Power Station Development
image from developer

Battersea Power Station Development

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