London Garden bridge one step closer

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Westminster council has given its approval for Thomas Heatherwick’s London Garden Bridge following the thumbs up from Lambeth councillors last month.

As it would straddle two boroughs, both councils needed to approve its development. However final decision rests with the  city’s mayor, Boris Johnson

Lambeth councillors have ruled that the bridge would need to comply with a number of stipulations – including the requirement for groups of eight or more to formerly apply to cross  in order to prevent the site becoming a gathering point for protests.

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Additionally cyclists may have to dismount in order to cross and the bridge it will close up to 12 times a year to host fundraising events and will be shut from midnight to 6am each day.

The bridge will measure some 6,000m2 but less than half of that – about 2,700m2 – will be planted land. It is expected to attract 30,000 visitors a day.

Heatherwick – whose other recent projects include a central park for the city of Abu Dhabi – said: “The bridge will be an extraordinarily special place, either to race across, relax in or look back at the rest of the city’s sights.”

Westminster council has given its approval for Thomas Heatherwick’s London Garden Bridge following the thumbs up from Lambeth councillors last month.

As it would straddle two boroughs, both councils needed to approve its development. However final decision rests with the  city’s, Boris Johnson

Lambeth councillors have ruled that the bridge would need to comply with a number of stipulations – including the requirement for groups of eight or more to formerly apply to cross  in order to prevent the site becoming a gathering point for protests.

Additionally cyclists may have to dismount in order to cross and the bridge it will close up to 12 times a year to host fundraising events and will be shut from midnight to 6am each day.

The bridge will measure some 6,000m2 but less than half of that – about 2,700m2 – will be planted land. It is expected to attract 30,000 visitors a day.

Heatherwick – whose other recent projects include a central park for the city of Abu Dhabi – said: “The bridge will be an extraordinarily special place, either to race across, relax in or look back at the rest of the city’s sights.”

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