Canary Wharf bridge plans get green light


Plans to construct a new bridge in Canary Wharf have been approved – with tenders expected shortly. 

New Canary Wharf bridge
Credit: Knight Architects
by Rory ButlerJanuary 26, 2023

Knight Architects has been granted planning permission for a moveable pedestrian bridge across the South Dock in east London by London Borough of Tower Hamlets. 

The new structure will be located close by to another bridge by Knight on Water Street. 

The 70m-long footbridge has been “designed to alleviate existing pressure on pedestrian routes and connections and facilitate opportunities for economic and social growth in the area”, said Knight. 

When finished, it will cross the South Dock, linking Marsh Wall in the Isle of Dogs financial district with Jubilee Park and Canary Wharf tube station. 

The scheme has seen four years of planning debate, having been first announced back in 2018. 

The tender process is expected to complete this year, with construction starting shortly after. 

It is understood the new bridge could open in 2024. 

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