Garden Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4941
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Autumn Newsletter of the Garden Bridge Trust confirms its cost at £185m and they have Contractors on standby. The Trust as expected wants the project to happen by raising the additional funds. What is the update on this project and Mayor's current position? 

Answer

Answer for Garden Bridge

Answer for Garden Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Garden Bridge Trust is responsible for raising the necessary funds and delivering the bridge, so you should contact them for an update on the project.

I am clear that no new London taxpayers' funds should be committed to the Garden Bridge, and that there hasn't been the necessary standard of transparency and openness around the project.

I have asked Dame Margaret Hodge MP to review the Garden Bridge procurement, and I am determined that this will help the project achieve the high standards of accountability and transparency that it has so far been lacking.