Nine Elms Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0926
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Are you proposing, in addition to the legendary Garden Bridge, to build a second pedestrian bridge across the Thames at Nine Elms/Pimlico?

Answer

Answer for Nine Elms Bridge

Answer for Nine Elms Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea Development Infrastructure Funding Study, completed jointly by the GLA, TfL and the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth in 2010, identified the need for a new bridge in this location and a total potential developer contribution of £26 million towards the costs of the bridge.

In 2013, TfL completed a study into the feasibility of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico. This study concluded that a bridge in this location could bring a number of benefits, but that a number of technical challenges would need to be overcome if it is to be built.

Following this study, the London Borough of Wandsworth resolved to undertake a design competition to identify possible design approaches for a new bridge in this part of London. This competition is now underway and a winning design will be selected later this year, which will include an updated cost estimate for the scheme.

At that point, all those with an interest in the project, led by Wandsworth Council, will be able to make a decision on next steps, including which organisation might take the scheme forward.