Springfield Bridge

Location: West London

Client: Castlemore

Sector: Bridges and Infrastructure

Cost: £1m

Springfield Road Bridge forms an important part of the access strategy to the West Southall Gasworks Development. The pedestrian and cycle bridge links the new residential development east of the Grand Union Canal (Paddington branch) with Hayes and the green space along the Yeading Brook to the west.

The high quality design ensures a robust interface to the urban realm and considers the bridge underpass experience from the Canal towpath from which access to the bridge will be provided. The design takes into consideration the role of the Grand Union Canal green corridor for the urban environment by reducing the constructional intervention to a minimum.

Expressive ribbon-like arches will accompany a gently curved deck and will respond to the active canal frontage with a clear hierarchy of different spans and heights.The bridge will improve public accessibility to the green space and the towpath and will contribute to the recreational character of the green space by providing unique views into the landscape.