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Oxpens River Bridge secures planning approval

25 April 2024

Following a series of design reviews, public exhibitions and pre-application engagement, we are delighted that Oxford City Council has granted planning permission for the Oxpens River Bridge to be built over the River Thames in the West End of Oxford, serving as a vital walking and cycling link for this evolving area of the city.

The bridge has been designed to integrate with the local landscape, particularly the surrounding meadows, and to prioritise visual lightness. Two primary structural 'waves' have been thoughtfully positioned so that the existing view of the river is maintained while complementing the vegetated parts of the site, enhancing rather than competing with the surrounding greenery.

Funded by the Oxfordshire Growth Deal, the new bridge will connect the growth areas of Osney Mead and Oxpens and on to the city centre and train station, serving as a crucial active mobility link for local residents and commuters. The design team are now progressing through the detailed design phase, with completion scheduled for spring 2025.

Related project: Oxpens River Bridge