Battersea Power Station

The proposed bridge is used to improve pedestrian and cycle access to the power station site. The construction of a new bridge provides an opportunity to create the first traffic-free river crossing for cyclists in this area of London. The majority of the people using the bridge will be coming from the North side of the … Continued

Desk Study and Further Planning

Choice of Alignment I first needed to work out the benefits and disadvantages of each option. Whereas Option 1 would conceivably be the cheapest option, as it would require the smallest amount of materials due to it being built on the side of the existing railway bridge, it would disrupt the train line. This would … Continued

Choosing a route option

Contemplating the options Option one: its cheap and as it is a short bridge it requires less materials but still maintaining its strength as it will be attached to the nearby railway bridge; also reducing the required materials even more. It will not disrupt the view from the power station and will allow a wide … Continued

Battersea Area and Route

Pedestrians will get to the station from various train stations, the closest being Victoria, Sloane Square and Pimlico Stations. Cyclists will access the bridge from the A3212 road. There are many different obstacles, both above and under the river and along the banks. Including the A3212 road, the residential houses and the rail way. The … Continued

Choosing a Route

Desk Study: Who Does the Proposed Bridge Serve? The bridge should provide easy access for pedestrians commuting around London to cross from one side of the River Thames to the other. Specifically, this bridge should improve pedestrian access to the Battersea Power Station site. Also, the bridge should allow for cyclists to easily access the … Continued

Choosing a Route

I have completed this section on word and have emailed it to Hazel with a copy of today’s reflective diary.

Day 2- Desk Study and Choosing Alignment Hazel SecondmentWork ExperienceNiall See word document for all the images and the desk study maps- link above Day 2 Planning Time Planning time- 15 minutes Desk Study- 90 minutes Choosing an alignment- 30 minutes Stakeholder meeting- 20 minutes Reflective diary- 15 minutes Design meeting- 120 minutes Sketching- 45 minutes Talk with supervisor- 15 minutes … Continued

Day 2

from the nearest road to the dam, 1700m of track needs to be built and from the same road to the hydro there needs to be 400m of track built. in total 2100m of track needs to be built. this map demonstrates this. The power station is 1000m from the dam so there will be a 1100m … Continued


Option 1 Advantages Won’t disrupt view of power station. Uses railway bridge – Won’t need to add bridge piers as you can bind on to the railway bridge piers. This means that less materials are needed, and there’s less disruption to the waterway. Good amount of pavement on the North side. Nearby pedestrian crossing (on … Continued

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