Putney River Pier
A new river pier, to serve a river bus service, comprised of a two dolphin piles, a fixed bridge, canting brow, bank seat and pontoon, alongside landside works including the integration of the fixed bridge to the Thames Tideway Structure.
The existing Pier was deemed unsuitable, as it fell short of modern access requirements and imposed unsuitably steep access for wheelchair users during substantial periods of the tidal cycle. Access to the existing pier was also regularly restricted during the highest tides when the river path became flooded.
The pier’s connection to the Thames Tideway Structure, which will lie above the floor level is key to reduce the impact on the recreational users of the draw dock. The location of the bankseat is confined due to the presence of the draw dock, Thames Tideway connection culvert and scour apron.
A monopile supported structure will limit the effects on the existing assets during and post construction whilst providing sufficient structural capacity throughout. The bankseat will include a shelter above with timber soffit and integrated lighting and CCTV.
The landside connection itself has been designed to provide an open welcoming entrance which provides a continuation of the public realm by using continuous materials for both the surfacing and handrailing.