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17 Mar 2015

Shortlist announced for London's Nine Elms Bridge project

After much anticipation, Wandsworth Council has revealed the four design teams to be shortlisted for the Nine Elms Bridge Competition in London, UK.

With more than 70 entries submitted for the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge competition, teams were asked to design a proposal for a new pedestrian and cycle way over London’s River Thames.

The four shortlisted design teams are as follows:

• 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

• Ove Arup & Partners Ltd with – Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates

The winning team is expected to be announced in Q3 2015 and the next stage of the competition will see the aforementioned teams develop their initial concepts into detailed designs.

£26m (€36m, $38m) worth of funding has already been identified to support the Nine Elms Bridge as a major infrastructure and public space project for the City.

Wandsworth Council Leader, Ravi Govindia, commented: “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.”

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