In 2017 we asked Londoners for their views on nine possible locations for the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge.

Feedback from the consultation and our analysis of opportunities and potential impact suggested that three of the nine locations will provide good crossing points for further consideration.

Using feedback gathered during the consultation process in 2017 and further technical investigation we are now asking local residents and Londoners to have their say on the three shortlisted locations.

In November 2018 we are holding consultation events at locations in Lambeth, Wandsworth and Westminster whilst also seeking the views of people from across the Capital.

Following this period of consultation, a recommendation for the preferred location will be made to Wandsworth Council in 2019.

If accepted, we will begin the process of detailed design and seeking consent for this new London landmark.

The landing options currently being investigated by the team

Currently, the Team are collaborating with the local and London wide community as well as undertaking technical and design feasibility work to assess different location options. This work includes:

  • Updating TfL’s report to take account of changes since 2013 such as new improvements to local infrastructure e.g. Cycle Super-highways and the expansion of the Quietway scheme; increased development levels in both Wandsworth and Westminster; increased levels of population; increased walking and cycling demand; deteriorating air quality; and updated traffic accident statistics.

  • Undertaking technical studies and analysis to assess the most suitable options for the location of a bridge.

  • Assessing the potential impact of the proposals on these locations and potential landing points on both sides of the river.

  • Exploring engineering strategies and solutions for the potential landing points to be sympathetic to the surroundings.

  • Carrying out initial engagement with the local and London-wide communities to understand their views.

  • Engaging with local stakeholders and wider London statutory groups such as the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Transport for London (TfL) as well as planning officers in Westminster, Wandsworth and Lambeth.

  • Considering aspects such as heritage, conservation, ecology, city connectivity and visual impact.