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Shortlisted designs revealed for Nine Elms footbridge

18 Mar 15 Four designs for a proposed new footbridge across the Thames in central London have been shortlisted in a design 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 finalists were selected from 74 entries by 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 Design Council Pam Alexander.

The next stage of the competition will see the shortlisted teams develop their initial ideas into detailed designs.

Wandsworth Council expects to announce the winning team in late autumn this year. A new bridge would require planning permission before it could be built.

The successful teams are (in alphabetical order):

Buro Happold – with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects, Gardiner and Theobald

Bystrup Architecture Design &Engineering – with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting

Ove Arup & Partners – with ALA, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies

Ove Arup & Partners ­– with Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates

The bridge is part of the infrastructure package needed to support developments in Nine Elms and Vauxhall. A £26m contribution is already identified from the development of Nine Elms and the new design would be used to lever-in further funding.

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