Proposals for the footbridge, known as the Garden Bridge, received planning permission from Westminster City and Lambeth Councils in December 2014.
Garden Bridge Trust is a charity which was established with the primary purpose of building and maintaining the bridge.
We commissioned the initial design work for the bridge and, at the request of the previous Mayor of London, secured the planning permission for the project.
In recognition of the transport, urban realm and regeneration benefits it will bring, we are making a £30m contribution towards the cost of the bridge, of which £20m is made available by way of a loan. This is alongside a £30m contribution from the Department for Transport. The remainder of the funding will be raised by the Garden Bridge Trust.
Please note: If you need an accessible version of any of the documents below, please email PlanningFOI@tfl.gov.uk.
On 22 September 2016, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced that Dame Margaret Hodge MP, former chair of the Public Accounts Committee, would conduct a review into the Garden Bridge project. The Greater London Authority website includes details of the Mayor's announcement.
View the planning application and decision notice on Lambeth Council's website. (Reference code 14/02792/FUL)
View the planning application and decision notice on Westminster Council's website. (Reference code 14/05095/FULL)
From the Greater London Authority website:
Response from the Commissioner of Transport to the GLA Oversight Committee's report, May 2016
Response from the previous Mayor of London to the GLA Oversight Committee's report, May 2016
Report by the GLA Oversight Committee on the Garden Bridge design procurement, March 2016
Correspondence between Len Duvall AM (Chair of the GLA Oversight Committee) and Keith Williams (Chair of TfL's Audit and Assurance Committee), March 2016
Correspondence between the previous Mayor of London, the Commissioner of Transport and the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), February 2016
Audit of procurement of design and development services for the Temple to South Bank Footbridge Project, September 2015
Call off contract with Ove Arup & Partners for engineering and project management services, July 2013
Contract with Heatherwick Studio for bridge design services, May 2013
Mini-competition instructions to tenderers for engineering and project management services; technical brief for consultancy services; and initial design concepts, April 2013
Award letter to Heatherwick Studio for bridge design services, March 2013
Invitation to tender for bridge design consultancy services, February 2013