Model of new sinuous bridge for the Royal Academy of Engineering

A visit has been made by the project team to view a one-fifth scale model of the new stainless steel and glass entrance bridge, which will be installed on the forecourt of No.3 Carlton House Terrace.  The new bridge, to be manufactured by Babcock International Group PLC, will provide a single accessible approach to the refurbished headquarters of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The ‘S’-shaped bridge fuses engineering, art and architecture to create a spectacular landmark, showcasing innovation and design excellence whilst being sensitive to the historic external landscape.  Balancing heritage with modernity, the bridge will lead visitors into the Royal Academy of Engineering, across a landscaped garden inspired by the designs of Decimus Burton (1800-1881), one of the original architects of Carlton House Terrace.