Nine Elms Bridge designer revealed


Wandsworth Council has announced who will be designing the new Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge. 

A design team lead by Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering is set to win the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge competition. The bridge will give residents at Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point development access to an extended riverwalk, and riverboat services.

The full team includes Bystrup, Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff, ÅF Lighting Aecom, COWI Engineering and DP9, which follows a unanimous endorsement from the contest’s jury panel. If Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering are successful, they will be responsible for developing detailed plans for central London’s first car-free bridge for cyclists and pedestrians.

The bridge will link the charming embankment of Pimlico – famous for the Tate Britain and snuggled next to Westminster – to the newly regenerated Nine Elms area on the South Bank. The competition began earlier in 2015, and attracted 74 entries from world class architects and engineers.

Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council and member of the jury panel, said: “This team has impressed at every stage of the competition, combining light and graceful design ideas with an inventive approach to the core transport challenges. We are convinced they have the talent to develop a successful bridge design which would be both a valuable river crossing and a beautiful addition to the Thames.”

Nine Elms Point is a competitively priced Zone 1 development made up of 645 stylish one-bedroom suites, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The development is due for completion in late 2019, and customers that purchase their new home at Nine Elms Point now could move in by summer 2016.