ST PHILIPS BRIDGE
Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove technology – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting facility will generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hours, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height.
The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a surf shop. There’s also external works for landscaped gardens and car parks
client - bristol city council
value - £3.1m
duration - 50 weeks
Architect - Knight
Engineer - CH2M
Surveyor - BCC
As Principal Contractor we constructed the 4m wide, 50m long Y-shaped bridge over the river Avon in Bristol designed by Knight Architects.
Designed to accommodate the height difference between two riverbanks, one branch is connected to an elevated concrete ramp whilst the other branch carries a pedestrian staircase down to a pedestrian footpath.
The pedestrian and cycle bridge was commissioned by the city council and is designed to improve links between the city’s Temple Meads railway station and a nearby Enterprise zone.