Diamond Jubilee Footbridge

Project Type
Creative Design

There has long been a desire for improved river crossings in west London although the numerous constraints have, until now, prevented a design being developed. Known as the Diamond Jubilee Footbridge, this new crossing will provide a key connection taking cyclists and pedestrians between Chelsea Harbour and Lombard Road in Battersea.

Beckett Rankine was asked by architect Chris Medland to prepare the foundation pier designs, manage the hydrodynamic assessment, prepare the Navigational Risk Assessment as well as carrying out the marine regulatory consultations and liaising with planning authorities.

The new footbridge is located next to the Grade II listed Cremorne railway bridge which meant that extensive consultations were required with English Heritage and Network Rail as well as the three local councils and neighbouring property owners.