With the Houses of Parliament a stone’s throw away, Lambeth Bridge is one of the most
historic Bridges within the Central London area. CVU were asked to renew both pedestrian
footpaths on the bridge. Working closely with English Heritage and conservation officers
both representing Lambeth and Westminster council respectively.
CVU commenced footway improvement works on the upstream side of the bridge working from the north side of the bridge to the south. These works are undertaken in two phases.
“With Lambeth Bridge being in close proximity to the Houses of Parliament, Environment Agency as well as MI5 we needed to manage traffic disruption versus pedestrians. So we liaised with the LSTCC, City of Westminster, London Borough of Lambeth and the metropolitan traffic police to insure traffic wasn’t affected while works were on-going,” said Kareem Hanson, Project Manager, CVU.
The upstream side of the footway had many slabs that were severely broken and worn
and these slabs needed to be replaced. CVU ensured that the existing Revin York stones
that were not damaged were retained to be reused on the downstream footpath. CVU have managed to carefully take up around 60% of the existing York stone to be reused on the downstream footpath to insure the bridge kept its original features.
For safety reasons CVU closed the upstream footpath while works were on-going making all pedestrians use the downstream footpath. Every effort was made to ensure that the safety of pedestrians in this location is priority at all times.