New Bridge Link

Kingston University

Client:
Kingston University
Location:
Kingston-upon-Thames
Role:
Architects / Lead Consultants (with Todd Architects)
Relevant Dates:
Commissioned June 1995
Completed September 1997

In conjunction with the consulting structural engineers, we designed this steel bridge to fulfil the functional requirement of simply linking two buildings.

However its location at the entrance to the Phase 1 buildings, which in combination with a ceremonial flight of steps below, also required a symbolic gesture as a gateway to the new development.

The lightweight bridge, suspended from a single angled mast by six stainless steel guy ropes, contrasts with the mass of the adjacent buildings, and provides a visual reference point within the campus.

The bridge was largely pre-assembled and comprises an aluminium deck and stainless steel handrails.

KU bridge 01 KU bridge 02 KU bridge 03