Project Description

An innovative take on a traditional Warren truss bridge with tapering and folded steel plates. This 25m footbridge strengthens the link between its two sides of the Regents Canal. The use of stainless-steel tension ties and flowing structural steel plates express the structural behaviour in a unique way.

Judge’s comments

An integrated client, architect, engineer, contractor, and fabricator team were key to the successful delivery of this bridge. Early contractor involvement brought designers and fabricators together to define the key details of the bridge in a way that was practical to fabricate. This enabled an efficient design and construction process where participants were able to openly contribute.

The resulting bridge demonstrates a highly collaborative attitude to design and forms part of a resilient infrastructure system in the King’s Cross development plan, improving connectivity, enhancing civic space and contributing to a sense of community.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • Arup

Client Name

  • King's Cross Central Limited Partnership / Argent


  • London, UK


  • Moxon

Principal Contractor

  • Galldris

Key Contractors

  • SH Structures – Steelwork Fabrication

    Studio29 – Lighting Design

    ALD – Landscape Design

    Gardiner & Theobald – Quantity Surveyors

Year Submitted

  • 2022

Key attributes

  • People

    Photography credits: Simon Kennedy