The Garden Bridge is expected to open in 2018 Photo: gardenbridge.london
Ellen Forster

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Garden Bridge contractor announced

The £90m construction contract to build the controversial Garden Bridge over the Thames has reportedly been given to a Bouygues Joint Venture.

As reported in the Construction Enquirer, the Franco-Italian joint venture of Bouygues and Cimolai was given the green light to build the bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick.

The JV pipped two other contractors to the post - Spanish giant Dragados and Bam Nuttall.

The bridge, which was given planning permission in December, will span 366 metres connecting Temple on the north bank to the South Bank.

Transport for London and the Treasury have committed £30m each to the scheme and the construction contract is estimated at around £90m with the total project cost estimated at £175m.

Last December, the Mayor of London said: “The garden bridge will provide a fantastic new landmark for London whilst supporting regeneration and economic growth on both sides of the Thames.

“It will create a stunning oasis of tranquillity in the heart of our city and boost our plans to encourage walking in the city.”

The Garden Bridge is due to open in summer 2018

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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