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. This location was labelled Location 4c.

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 impacts suggested that three locations would provide good crossing points for further consideration.

Using feedback gathered during the consultation process in 2017 and further technical investigation we asked local residents and Londoners to have their say on the three shortlisted locations. In November 2018 we held 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 was made to Wandsworth Council in 2019.

Computer generated image of the proposed bridge

To inform the recommended location the team consulted with local and London wide communities and undertook technical and design feasibility work to assess different location options. This work included:

  • 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.