CLOSED: South Dock Bridge - developed design stage

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This consultation has now closed.

This consultation has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate and offer their thoughts. The team are reviewing the feedback which will inform the planning application that is due to be submitted later this year.

We are consulting on the proposed design for the new pedestrian crossing over the South Dock, linking South Quay with Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf, following the alignment of Upper Bank Street.

The purpose of this consultation is to present the design of the bridge and to explain how this design responds to the feedback from the previous consultation in 2018. It is also your opportunity to provide feedback on the designs with your comments being reflected in the planning application which is due to be submitted later this year.


The amount of new development on the Isle of Dogs will increase the predicted pedestrian traffic in the area above the levels that the existing Wilkinson Eyre pedestrian bridge can support. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is also approaching its capacity at peak times in terms of comfort levels. There is, therefore, a need for a new bridge to relieve the congestion.

An initial public consultation took place in 2018. The feedback from the consultation showed strong support for the bridge with design and appearance seen as the highest priority. This feedback was used to inform the design presented in this consultation.

The planning application and detailed design of the new crossing will take place later in 2020 but first, we want to hear your views on the latest designs which are explained in detail below:

How to have your say

The easiest way to tell us what you think of the new bridge design is to take part in the online survey below. It won't take too much time and will give the team valuable feedback as they move towards the submission of a planning application later this year.

You can also attend one of our drop-in events either in person or online. Registration is required so please follow the link to let us know you will be coming.

Tuesday 8 September, 3pm to 7pm
South Quay Plaza Marketing Suite, 185-189 Marsh Wall, E14 9SH

Tuesday 15 September, 10am
Online event

Tuesday 15 September, 2pm
Online event

Thursday 24 September, 10am to 2pm
West Wintergarden, 35 Bank Street, E14 5NW

If you are a local resident, business or landowner and would like more information about the planning application process, you may like to register for the community forum taking place on 17 September at 6pm.

If you are interested in being part of the community forum, please email Infrastructure.Planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk to register your interest.

The council is leading the delivery of this project in partnership with Knight Architects, Arcadis and Kgal.

The project is supported by Transport for London (TfL), who are providing policy and technical guidance.

If you have any questions relating to the current consultation you can email Infrastructure.Planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk

This consultation has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate and offer their thoughts. The team are reviewing the feedback which will inform the planning application that is due to be submitted later this year.

We are consulting on the proposed design for the new pedestrian crossing over the South Dock, linking South Quay with Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf, following the alignment of Upper Bank Street.

The purpose of this consultation is to present the design of the bridge and to explain how this design responds to the feedback from the previous consultation in 2018. It is also your opportunity to provide feedback on the designs with your comments being reflected in the planning application which is due to be submitted later this year.


The amount of new development on the Isle of Dogs will increase the predicted pedestrian traffic in the area above the levels that the existing Wilkinson Eyre pedestrian bridge can support. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is also approaching its capacity at peak times in terms of comfort levels. There is, therefore, a need for a new bridge to relieve the congestion.

An initial public consultation took place in 2018. The feedback from the consultation showed strong support for the bridge with design and appearance seen as the highest priority. This feedback was used to inform the design presented in this consultation.

The planning application and detailed design of the new crossing will take place later in 2020 but first, we want to hear your views on the latest designs which are explained in detail below:

How to have your say

The easiest way to tell us what you think of the new bridge design is to take part in the online survey below. It won't take too much time and will give the team valuable feedback as they move towards the submission of a planning application later this year.

You can also attend one of our drop-in events either in person or online. Registration is required so please follow the link to let us know you will be coming.

Tuesday 8 September, 3pm to 7pm
South Quay Plaza Marketing Suite, 185-189 Marsh Wall, E14 9SH

Tuesday 15 September, 10am
Online event

Tuesday 15 September, 2pm
Online event

Thursday 24 September, 10am to 2pm
West Wintergarden, 35 Bank Street, E14 5NW

If you are a local resident, business or landowner and would like more information about the planning application process, you may like to register for the community forum taking place on 17 September at 6pm.

If you are interested in being part of the community forum, please email Infrastructure.Planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk to register your interest.

The council is leading the delivery of this project in partnership with Knight Architects, Arcadis and Kgal.

The project is supported by Transport for London (TfL), who are providing policy and technical guidance.

If you have any questions relating to the current consultation you can email Infrastructure.Planning@towerhamlets.gov.uk

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Have your say on the proposed design for a new bridge across South Dock in Canary Wharf.

    Have your say on the proposed design for a new bridge across South Dock in Canary Wharf.

    This consultation has now closed.

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