News & Events

16th October 2018

Consultation continues to find the preferred location for the new Nine Elms
Pimlico Bridge

Three bridge location options have been identified for the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge, designed to meet the needs of a growing London for improved air quality and safe, sustainable transport methods

Public exhibitions are set to be held North and South of the River Thames as the consultation continues to find the best location for the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge, one of London’s most exciting new infrastructure projects.

The proposed bridge will provide a safe, attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists in London to and from the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, meeting the needs of a growing London for improved air quality and sustainable transport options.

This rapidly growing new part of the Capital will provide thousands of jobs and homes in a new town centre. The Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge will ensure a safe, attractive route, providing healthier travel options for communities on both sides of the River Thames.

Following extensive consultation and technical work undertaken in 2017 the original nine possible locations have been reduced to three and the exhibition will enable local residents to give the project team their opinions ahead of a final, preferred location being recommended to Wandsworth Council in 2019.The consultation events will be held at:

1st November 2017

New River Bus service launches at Battersea Power Station

The MBNA operated Thames Clipper service is one element of new infrastructure vital to unlocking the Nine Elms Regeneration, connecting the rest of London to the new leisure, retail and employment opportunities.

Sean Collins, CEO of MBNA Thames Clippers, said: “Over 4 million passengers use our services every year and we expect Battersea Power Station to take travelling by river to a new level, helping prove that this is a popular destination in its own right and that it will become a must-do in London.”

More information of the River Bus can be found at

More information on the opportunities emerging in Nine Elms on the South Bank can be found at

2nd August 2017

The Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge Design Team speak at New London Architecture’s
Active Travel Summit

Representatives from Robin Snell and Partners, one of the architects working on the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge project, presented the proposals for a pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Battersea/Nine Elms and Pimlico at New London Architecture’s Active Travel Summit: How do we create healthy streets?

For more information on the NLA’s Active Travel Summit please click here.

18th July 2017

Public exhibition to be held in Lambeth Monday 31st July 2017

A further public exhibition is being held in Lambeth on Monday 31st July 2017 to give an additional opportunity for local residents to meet with the team and get an update on the plans for the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge.

Monday 31st July 2017 1:30pm – 6:30pm

Wheatsheaf Hall, Wheatsheaf Lane, Lambeth, SW8 2UP

You can view a copy of the information boards we will be displaying at the public exhibition by clicking here.

You can provide feedback through the feedback form we used at the public exhibition by clicking here.

1st July 2017

Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge Public Exhibition 30th June & 1st July 2017

The first public exhibitions on the proposals for the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge took place at St. Saviour’s Church Hall and the Pimlico Academy on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July 2017. The exhibitions were attended by over 400 people from Westminster, Wandsworth and Lambeth over the two days. The exhibition was an opportunity for residents to meet the new design team and get an update on the current work taking place to assess the bridge location options.

You can view the public exhibition boards that were on display by clicking here

Further public exhibitions are taking place in Wandsworth at The Park Court Clubroom, Battersea Park Road, Doddington Estate, SW11 4LD on Friday 7th July from 2pm-7pm and on Saturday 8th July from 10am-3pm.

Please come along and find out more about the initial proposals for the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge.

The Design Team is committed to working with the local community and will be holding further consultation events as our proposals progress.

20th June 2017

Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge Design team speak at the
London Festival of Architecture

On Wednesday 14th June members of the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge Design Team presented their work for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge at a seminar entitled ‘Cycling and Connectivity – Cities in Motion’ as part of the Danish Embassy’s ‘The Liveable City’ programme.

‘The Liveable City’ programme celebrates architecture and urban planning - exploring issues such as air quality, transport and sustainability. The programme has been organised as part of the London Festival of Architecture - Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival.

To download a copy of the presentation click here

The Design Team, who are currently assessing different locations and evolving the design, were invited to present their work on the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge due to the potential of the bridge to not only improve connectivity in London but to encourage a shift towards sustainable transport methods.

Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge architects from Robin Snell and Partners and Bystrup were joined by the GLA’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman as well as Gustav Friis from the Municipality of Aarhus Smart Mobility and Ole Kassow, Founder of Cycling Without Age. Dr. Tom Cohen from the UCL Centre for Transport Studies chaired the evening.

Robin Snell, Architect at Robin Snell and Partners said:
‘There seems to be an emerging understanding that the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge Project is more than just a new bridge, but part of a serious solution to tackling London’s rapid expansion and the fundamental issue of providing a safer, less polluted and sustainable Quietway system of moving through our Great City for the future’

Nine Elms Bridge Public Exhibitions June and July 2017

16 June 2017 

Public exhibitions explaining the project are being held on both sides of the river to update local residents on the status of the project and the work that is currently being undertaken and to give them the opportunity to explore the project in more detail, ask questions and provide feedback at this early stage.

The exhibitions will be taking place at the following dates and times:

Friday 30th June, 2.30pm - 6.30pm
St Saviour’s Church Hall, St. George’s Square, Lupus St, SW1V 3QW

Saturday 1st July, 10 am - 3 pm
Pimlico Academy, The Auditorium, Lupus St, Pimlico, SW1V 3AT

Friday 7th July, 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 8th July, 10am - 3pm
Park Court Clubroom (The Venue), Battersea Park Road,
Doddington Estate, Battersea, SW11 4LD

10th February 2017

Design Team begins work on Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge commission

A world class Design Team led by Denmark’s Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering is now starting a programme of exploratory works for a new car-free bridge across the Thames in central London.

The announcement comes as London authorities and the Mayor take steps to address the city’s serious air quality problems and promote the shift towards zero-emission transport options.

Bystrup, who will work with London Architects Robin Snell and Partners, Engineer COWI, and Consultants AECOM, have been commissioned by Wandsworth Council to design the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge, which is set to be one of the first Thames crossings built specifically to meet the needs of both pedestrians and cyclists.

The team was selected following an international design competition and the first stage of work will involve examining the feasibility of the different location options for a new bridge along this part of the Thames, which is the longest stretch of riverside in central London without a crossing point. The team will share its findings once this work is complete.

A new bridge linking Nine Elms and Pimlico was first proposed back in 2003 by the Cross River Partnership to fill the long gap between Chelsea and Vauxhall Bridges. It is supported by the London Plan and Transport for London (TfL) has completed a feasibility study which concludes the scheme is viable and exceeds Government value for money thresholds.

£26 million in private funding for this sustainable transport link is identified from the development of Nine Elms and, according to TfL’s feasibility study, the project would pay for itself twice over in terms of reduced journey times and other benefits.

The outline design concept developed by the Design Team could work at each of the different location options identified by TfL’s earlier study. The unique spiralling form of the concept design would provide sufficient clearance for large river boats to pass underneath without creating steps or steep slopes which inhibit movement. By minimising the need to build on the riverbanks, valuable space on each side of the river is preserved. The concept design includes innovative features such as textured surfaces and recessed lighting to safely guide pedestrians and cyclists along a shared surface.

Lead designer Erik Bystrup said:
“Our design concept is based on an elegant bridge that provides simple and uninhibited access for all, with minimal impact on each bank. This will be one of the very first shared pedestrian and cycle bridges over the Thames, adding to the rich history of London’s river crossings.”

Councillor Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, said:
“A new bridge linking Nine Elms and Pimlico has been talked about for many years and we only have to look at a map to see why. This is the longest stretch of riverbank in central London without a crossing point and as our city’s growth continues we must provide the new transport infrastructure to meet rising demand.

“The regeneration of Nine Elms will provide £26 million in private funding for this scheme and London’s very serious pollution problem demands that we develop clean and sustainable infrastructure wherever its business case is proved. As a city, we have to show that London is open for business and we have to take every opportunity to encourage the shift towards zero-emission forms of transport. This bridge delivers on both and would be a stunning new addition to the river.”

The design team comprises:

Notes to Editors:
Both the Mayor of London’s London Plan and the Nine Elms, Vauxhall, Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework include a proposed bridge linking Nine Elms to Pimlico.

In 2013, Transport for London published a feasibility study confirming a pedestrian and cycle bridge could be built here.

In late 2014, Wandsworth Council launched a competition to find a professional team which could help develop a bridge design.

In November 2015, the Jury Panel selected by Wandsworth Council unanimously chose the design of a team led by Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering. In total, the design competition attracted 74 entries.

For more information please contact the Nine Elms to Pimlico communications team on 08081 645 340 or