Garden Bridge (1)

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


During the planning stages of the Garden Bridge, were opportunities for the Bridge to generate energy from the River Thames explored?


Answer for Garden Bridge (1)

Answer for Garden Bridge (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Detailed Energy and Sustainability Statements were submitted with the Garden Bridge planning applications. These statements provided an appraisal of the sustainability and energy considerations for the Garden Bridge and informed its design. Sustainability principles were embedded throughout the Garden Bridge design development. Opportunities were sought wherever possible to recommend more sustainable and energy efficient options in the design of the bridge, but the use of the River Thames itself to generate energy was not explored as part of the proposals.

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