A £22m bridge over the Thames linking Battersea and Chelsea Harbour is set to get planning permission today.
Named the Diamond Jubilee Footbridge, the white steel bridge will be shared by pedestrians and cyclists and would be used by “at least one million” people a year
The bridge would reportedly be built “at no cost to the taxpayer” and will be funded by corporate sponsorship.
The project has got the go-ahead form Wandsworth council but is waiting for approval from Hammersmith & Fulham councillors and The Greater London Authority.
Designed by architect Chris Medland of local firm One-World Design, the bridge will get initial funding from a consortium of Palace Investments and Rafayel Hotels.
Medland said: “It [the bridge]will join together two riverside areas that are burgeoning with bars, restaurants and hotels, so people can come up here to visit this area rather than it just being somewhere to live.”
Nicholas Botterill, leader of Hammersmith & Fulham council, said: “A new bridge has the potential to give the south of our borough a real boost by improving the local economy, bringing jobs to the area and making transport links better and faster.”
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