Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition

Sponsor: London Borough of Wandsworth

Type: Expressions of Interest

Location: London

Languages: English

Eligiblity: The competition is open to multi-disciplinary design teams from across the globe.  It should be noted that the Jury Panel will be looking for capacity WITHIN THE TEAM to deliver the project.  Where appropriate this may require a collaborative approach; for example a practice from outside the UK, or one with insufficient resources, or one that is unable to meet the required resilience criteria, may choose to team up with an executive/delivery architect or engineer.  Such collaborations are welcomed, providing the proposed delivery arrangement is clearly explained in the submission.

As a minimum the team is expected to include proven capability in architecture, engineering and cost management.  In addition, the teams might helpfully include specialists in landscape architecture, art, community consultation, operational management, as well as other specialisms that are pertinent to their submissions.

As a first step, competitors will be required to demonstrate that the lead organisation in their team can meet the client’s minimum resilience criteria.

Awards: An equal honorarium of £12,000 (plus VAT) will be paid to each team shortlisted to take part in Stage 2.  No payment will be made for participants at Stage 1.

EOI Submission Deadline: 13 January, 2015

Design Challenge:

The London Borough of Wandsworth is inviting multi-disciplinary design teams from across the world to take part in a lively and interactive competition, to produce a concept design for a new cycle and pedestrian bridge across the River Thames in London, between Nine Elms and Pimlico.  The purpose of the competition is to identify the best team, capable of designing and delivering a unique landmark bridge for this part of London and to explore what the various design options might be; it is not to select a specific design. 

The competition seeks expressions of interest, supported by evidence of pertinent technical awareness and design innovation at Stage 1.  Public exhibitions will be held, showcasing the design element of each submission.

At Stage 2, shortlisted competitors will be asked to develop their design ideas for the actual site, including formal dialogue with the client and key stakeholders on both sides of the river, and public exhibitions to engage the wider community.  All shortlisted competitors will be asked to complete a formal Invitation to Tender.

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