Wandsworth Council has revealed the four design teams to have made it through to the second stage of the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition.
The high profile contest had attracted 74 entries with each team submitting a rival proposal for a new pedestrian and cycle link across the Thames.
The successful teams are:
- Buro Happold Limited – with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects, Gardiner and Theobald (pictured below left)
- Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering – with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting (pictured left)
- Ove Arup & Partners Ltd – with AL_A, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies (pictured below right)
- Ove Arup & Partners Ltd with – Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates (pictured top)
The finalists were unanimously selected by the competition’s jury panel which includes Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia, Lambeth councillor Joanne Simpson, architect Graham Stirk, engineer Henry Bardsley and chair of Cabe at Design Council Pam Alexander.
The next stage of the competition will see the shortlisted teams develop their initial ideas into detailed designs.
Wandsworth Council expects to announce the winning team in late autumn this year.
Cllr Ravi Govindia said: “I want to thank the jury panel and all of the designers who took part and made this such an exciting process. The quality of the submissions went beyond our best expectations and the interest this competition has generated across London has been tremendous.
“Congratulations to our shortlisted teams and I look forward to seeing their initial ideas developed further. The devil will be in the detail and the next stage will show us whether these four highly skilled and innovative design teams can meet the complex challenges this project presents.”
A TfL transport study confirms the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge has a strong business case and would provide another valuable route through central London to support the shift towards zero emission, sustainable travel options.
A £26million contribution is already identified from the development of Nine Elms and the new design would be used to lever-in further funding. The scheme has the support of the Mayor of London.
The bridge is part of the infrastructure package needed to support growth in Nine Elms and Vauxhall where tens of thousand of new jobs and homes are now being created alongside billions in growth and tax receipts.