Nine Elms Bridge reveals shortlist


Four teams bidding to design a new bridge by Nine Elms Point are unveiled

Wandsworth Council has announced the following teams have been successful in their bid to be part of a £1bn infrastructure improvement to the regeneration of the Nine Elms area:

  • Buro Happold Limited - with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects, Gardiner and Theobald
  • Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering - with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting
  • Ove Arup & Partners Ltd - with AL_A, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies

The bridge will link the charming embankment of Pimlico – famous for the Tate Britain and snuggled next to Westminster – to newly regenerated Nine Elms area on the South Bank, giving residents at Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point development access an extended riverwalk, the new Nine Elms underground station and riverboat.

The main goal for the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition is to design and build a new pedestrian and cycle link across the River Thames. Architects were asked for the vision of the bridge to be “inspiring, elegant and functional in its design and perfect in its execution”. The winner is expected to be announced in Autumn 2015.

Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point development is located next to the future Nine Elms underground station and a new flagship Sainsbury’s superstore. Easy access to local amenities and excellent transport links will help residents at Nine Elms Point ease into their new way of living and discover a brand new part of central London, destined for opportunity, excitement and building a better community together.

On the development of the bridge, Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia commented: “The quality of the submissions went beyond our best expectations and the interest this competition has generated across London has been tremendous”.

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.