Six designs for a new bridge across the River Avon have been unveiled at an exhibition as part of an international design competition run by Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Capita is providing project and cost management services on the project which will provide a key connection for Bath’s riverside enterprise area development.
Cllr Tim Warren (Conservative, Mendip) Leader of the Council, said: “The new bridge is an essential component of the Council’s plans to create a new business district, Bath Quays, in the city’s riverside quarter. A development of the scale of Bath Quays is a fantastic opportunity for Bath to reinvent a somewhat overlooked corner and connect it with the vibrant and beautiful historic city.”
Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “This is a game-changing development for Bath. We want to gauge public opinion on the competition entries before we select the preferred design for what will become a major landmark in the city.”
The design competition began in February 2015 when it was advertised internationally to ensure a wide and expert field of applicants. 50 architectural and engineering practices from the UK and beyond applied to be considered and these have been reduced to a shortlist of six design teams by a judging panel made up of Council representatives and respected figures from the fields of bridge engineering and architecture. The six participating design teams are:-
Public feedback from the exhibition of the designs will now be considered as part of the Jury’s evaluation of the design entries. The winning design will be announced in November.
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