WilkinsonEyre’s Cable Car design wins New London Award

WilkinsonEyre's Cable Car design for TfL won the Travelling – Unbuilt category at the New London Awards.

The new cable car across the River Thames will be one of the most exciting additions to London's infrastructure in recent years, and will provide a vital link between the O2 Arena and Excel Exhibition and Conference Centre in London's Docklands. The scheme comprises a number of distinct elements, the design of which has offered the opportunity to create a highly recognisable piece of infrastructure.

While the sculpted forms of the towers have the potential to become the iconic feature of the scheme, the stations at either end perform an important function as the gateways denoting the beginning and end of what will be a memorable journey.

The design was completed and submitted for planning approval within an extremely tight timescale, and planning permission was granted by all three relevant London boroughs in February 2011. The scheme started on site in July 2011 and is due for completion in 2012.