One of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership’s key aspirations for the area is a new pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing the Thames from near the site of the new US Embassy and linking with the established communities of Pimlico on the north bank of the river. Several location options have been explored as part of the Opportunity Area Planning Framework and the Partnership is working with the relevant stakeholders to undertake additional analysis to determine a preferred bridge location before proceeding with the next steps.
An initial pre-feasibility report into a new bridge was completed in June 2012 and can be found here.
A more detailed feasibility study is now being completed and this is being split into the following three stages:
• Stage 1 – location and landing options
• Stage 2 – demand analysis and initial planning and environmental assessment
• Stage 3 – engineering constraints and outline business case
It is planned that this study will be completed in Autumn 2013.
Buro Happold and Marks Barfield architects retain copyrights of the images shown, taken from the ‘VNEB OAPF 2012′