Sheffield Parkway bridge design winner

Danish architect Tim Norlund has beaten over 100 entries to gain first prize in the Sheffield Parkway footbridge competition.Norlund joined forces with Ramboll Whitby Bird after his design was short-listed to the second stage in the competition. They will work together with the client team at Sheffield and Rotherham Councils, to take the scheme forward.

The new bridge will provide an important route over the A630 Sheffield Parkway, which links the M1 with Sheffield city centre.

The judging panel, chaired by RIBA Adviser Nik Randall of Space Craft Architects, included representatives from the two councils and Yorkshire Forward. The judges were looking for a design that would be a ‘pleasure to cross, that responds to the local landscape, is deliverable and beautiful to look at’.

The competition produced an exceptional international response with entries from 14 different countries. The other four teams short-listed to stage two were: Arup Associates, London; DLG Architects, London; Satellite Architects, London with Elliott Wood Partnership; and Tony Leung, Hong Kong with Ove Arup & Partners, Sheffield.

Based upon a simple ‘O’ ring design, the winning design was considered to be both inspired and inspiring.

Your News

If you've got a story that would be of interest to Builder & Engineer readers, send us an email

Features

2017-01-04 09:35

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land

2016-12-30 09:15

New colour-coded system will see traditional helmet colour head out of site

2016-12-30 09:04

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why firms should be embracing the technology

2016-12-19 12:56

Keeping in contact with workers on site can be the difference between life and death. Stephen Westley, director at Global Mobile Communications, explains how the right rugged mobile device can increase productivity and act as a tool for verifying lone worker safety

2016-11-16 10:38

According to the UK Drone Usage Report 2016, the construction sector is one of the top five industry's leading the way in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with 17 per cent of firms having utilised flying robots to scope out work and monitor projects. Gary Wilson, founding partner of Fluxx engineering, discusses the growth of the digital technology

2016-11-08 10:09

Plant failure can be catastrophic for a business and the down time entails disruption to service and loss of revenue. Jamie Ross-Davies from Ideal Heat Solutions gives his advice.

2016-09-01 10:53

Firms are embracing new methods of construction with a study revealing the majority have used innovative techniques in the last three years. Claire Cameron takes a look at what is on offer

2016-08-03 09:20

In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the potential impact of Brexit on development needs to be considered, specifically in terms of environmental regulations and State aid, as well as the possible impact on UK infrastructure projects, in particular the proposed Heathrow expansion and Hinkley Point C, says Mark Northey, a partner in the projects team at Ashfords LLP.

Free E-newsletter Sign-Up

Sign up for our free e-newsletter

Looking for a company or service?