Thames Millennium Bridge

One of six shortlisted finalists in the high-profile international competition for a new 300m pedestrian bridge over the Thames between St.Paul’s and Tate Modern. The design turns the bridge into a major new public space, not just a crossing, and includes new facilities at each bank to maximise people’s opportunity to enjoy the riverscape.

The sculpted form gently arches over the river with a wide hardwood deck wrapping over the structural ridge to create a generous landscape of seats and stepped vantage points. The structure utilises the concealed upstands and tie-downs at each end to create an ultra-slender profile.

Client: City of London Corporation
London Borough of Southwark

Cost: £15 million

Status: International Competition 1996
Shortlisted finalist

Team: McDowell+Benedetti, Price & Myers, Arup, Davis Langdon Everest, Clyde Malby, Mace, John Penton, Miller Hare

Building Design, Architects’ Journal, Building, Financial Times, Sunday Express