Lee Valley Bridges, Hackney Designs, River Lee Navigation

Hackney Bridges, east London

Lee Valley Architecture: Marshes Projects, UK – design by Amin Taha Architects

20 Jul 2011

Hackney Bridges

Design: Webb Yates Engineers / Amin Taha Architects

Location: Lee Valley, Hackney, east London

Webb Yates Engineers were the lead consultant ; the design is by Webb Yates Engineers with input from Amin Taha Architects

Completed structure – photos added 4 Jan 2013:

Cow Bridge
photograph © Agnese Sanvito (agnese@agnesesanvito.com)

Hackney Bridge Designs

Competitive tender against Martin Knight and Moxen

Cow Bridge Cow Bridge Cow Bridge Cow Bridge
photographs © Agnese Sanvito (agnese@agnesesanvito.com)

With the coming Olympics and parallel sports facility improvements at Hackney Marshes both bridges are intended as very economic solutions to long running access problems. Amin Taha Architects were instructed to develop the designs to planning submission level.

East Marsh Foot + Equestrian Bridge spans the River Lee

East Marsh Bridge East Marsh Foot + Equestrian Bridge East Marsh Bridge Hackney East Marsh Bridge Lee Valley
images from Amin Taha Architects

Intended to help serve the new Stanton Williams Changing Rooms/Community Centre, football pitches, planned equestrian facilities and in the short-term the coming Olympic coach parking on East Marsh. Currently on hold following budget reviews within the borough. the more fluted /corrugated design is the final version as it adds more strength while reducing material and fabrication quantities / costs. The concrete support options aren’t very different in cost but some behave better than others under flood conditions.

Cow Bridge Road, Pedestrian and Cycle bridge spans the River Lee Navigation

Cow Bridge Cow Bridge Hackney Cow Bridge Lee Valley Cow Bridge Road, Pedestrian and Cycle bridge
images from Amin Taha Architects

The existing road bridge has been closed for a number of years following structural defects in the precast concrete structure. A new bridge will service the proposed Cricket and Rugby changing facilities and new pitches, relieving the New Community Centre. The proposal economically retains abutments, adds cycle and disabled access through the use of landscaping leaving Currently on site and due for completion within six months. The numbering suggests an ordering of images following design process chronology and erection sequence.

Lee Valley Bridges – Structure Information

Structural Engineer: Webb Yates
Budget: each bridge is approximately £1m
Client: London Borough of Hackney (LBH)
Appointment: LBH’s budget allowed for appointment of Amin Taha Architects for planning only. LBH will ask contractors to detail the proposals

Hackney Bridges images / information from Amin Taha Architects

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Webb Yates Engineers: 020 7489 0900

Location: Lee Valley, Hackney, London, England, UK

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