Support given for Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge preferred location

Published: Thursday 14th February 19

Members of the council’s finance committee have given their support to the preferred location of the new cycle and pedestrian bridge in Nine Elms.

Last night (Wednesday) members of Wandsworth’s Finance and Corporate Resources overview and scrutiny committee supported the location identified by the bridge design team appointed by the council.

The recommended location crosses the river between Grosvenor Road riverbank (west of Claverton Street) on the north side of the Thames at Pimlico and Kirtling Street, near Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms on the south side.

Visualisation of proposed Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge

Visualisation of Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge looking westbound

The proposal for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge in this location is consistent with the pedestrian and cycle policies of the surrounding local authorities and the Greater London Authority, and is in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy.

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Thames was identified as one of the transport infrastructure measures required to support the growth of Nine Elms opportunity area which will see the creation of 20,000 new homes and 25,000 jobs as well as culture and leisure opportunities. A bridge in this location, along with a two station extension to the northern line and highways improvements, will ensure the area is highly accessible and connected with the rest of central London.

The location was recommended following an extensive consultation process with the public and stakeholders, alongside technical investigation into three feasible location options.

The support means the project will now carry out further technical validation work and meet with affected stakeholders to understand any concerns so they can be addressed in future phases of the project.

Read the committee report

Find out more about the proposed bridge on the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge website

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Recent comments

Redesign needed. Covered bridge please with protection from wind and rain and cold and ice. No more artists impressions showing beautiful weather. Thank you
A

8 March 2019

Nice for the architects, consultants and the developers hoping to sell their luxury flats but for tax payers, further planning is a waste of £millions, as it is clear that Westminster won't accept the Bridge. A three minute longer bike ride is better for you than a short one. Users would not pay for the bridge: the bill would go to our children/grandchildren, who would have to pay off the debt but have no say in its construction. It will be dangerous - downhill, so fast- from the middle, with pedestrians and other cyclists wobbling up. Turns Pimlico into a cycle race track, damages the river ecology, hideous mess and traffic jams on land: unnecessary nonsense.
Anthony Hambro

18 February 2019

Be honest Wandsworth what is the anticipated cost today? How will the large gap in funding of possibly £56m be met? Is this difference to be made up by Wandsworth tax payers? Who pays for maintenance and repair and what if Westminster refuse to contribute at all, you can't force them? You need a concensus and a plan for funding before you waste any more money.
John

16 February 2019

As a cyclist it sounds like good progressive news, however, in your feature, I would prefer to see a map of the planned route and the cycle lanes on the bridge, rather than an image of the view. That would make more sense eh?
G

15 February 2019

As a cyclist it sounds like good progressive news, however, in your feature, I would prefer to see a map of the planned route and the cycle lanes on the bridge, rather than an image of the view. That would make more sense eh?
G

15 February 2019

If WBC continues to ignore it's own residents views on this vanity project in favour of the American Embassy's whims, they will pay at the next elections for wasting their tax payers money !
D

15 February 2019

I hope that the proposed bridge will have a physical barrier between pedestrians and cyclists. As a pedestrian, I am fed up with regularly being mown down by cyclists approaching from behind with no warning and, often, breaking the law because they have ignored 'no cycling' signs (do they even know that those signs mean no cycling).
jane

15 February 2019

I think this is the best location for the bridge; its pretty much mid-way between Vauxhall and Chelsea bridges and lands on the north bank in a location where it will have minimum environmental impact. As this is not one of the originally considered locations (neither of which I liked) the bridge design may need to be adjusted to suit. With this new location lets hope that Westminster will now see the benefits the bridge could bring to those who live and work in Pimlico.
Tim

15 February 2019

Section 32c the committee report reads Westminster Council currently oppose the Bridge and do not believe the transport case has been sufficiently well made. Wow is that not a game changer! The only mention made of this minor issue it is a fundamental flaw. Without the full unequivocal support of both Councils this will never happen. You have spent over £2m to date on getting us to a point where the other half of the bridge have no interest in making a financial contribution or giving their support. The cost is £40m at 2013 costs! What is it at 2019 costs with more knowledge and what is the cost for the option you have now been forced to take which is a longer bridge? You say it is the same cost this is another Wandsworth mistruth.
John

15 February 2019

As long as cyclists are going to pay for the use of this bridge - and if they actually use it. See cyclists totally ignoring the cycle route around Wandsworth Bridge roundabout daily. Cycling on pavements - running red lights. Wrong way down one way streets - daily in Vicarage Crescent - drivers leaving car park - look right to see if traffic is coming - they also seem to be expected to look left now to see if a rogue cyclist is cycling the wrong way (applies to a lot of cars also). What we need is a decent bridge to accommodate HGVs and the increasingly large private cars crossing our rivers - not another vanity project - the failed Garden Bridge project cost £53m.
LizzieAnne

15 February 2019

Blythly continuing without any heed whatsoever to Wandsworth residents a typical majority party approach as you try to steamroller this vanity project through. The cost has already escalated North of £80m you have public money collected from CIL developer contributions of £24m and a Westminster Council who will not agree to the bridge landing on their river bank. Thie location is the only option you have due to opposition elsewhere and is the worst. Stop wasting local tax payers money on the worlds most expensive pier just so a few egomaniacs can cut a ribbon and leave an ongoing maintenance liability. A bridge too far!
John

15 February 2019