Delayed anti-suicide measures at Archway Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3029
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Several months have passed since Transport for London (TfL) agreed to introduce anti-suicide measures at Archway Bridge, yet this work has still not started. Could you explain what measures will be taken, account for the delay so far and set out a timetable for the works?

Answer

Answer for Delayed anti-suicide measures at Archway Bridge

Answer for Delayed anti-suicide measures at Archway Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The anti-suicide measures at Archway Bridge will comprise fencing on both sides of the bridge, signage, and cameras linked to the London Borough of Haringey's and London Borough of Islington's CCTV centres. TfL is funding and delivering these measures in partnership with Haringey and Islington.

It has taken longer than expected to ensure the fencing is robust and fit for purpose, while meeting the required listed building consents. An option is being presented to the London Borough's of Haringey and Islington and, if satisfied and once permission is obtained to proceed, Haringey will take on the procurement, construction and installation of the fencing.