Thessaly Road Bridge Competition

Closed 18 Jun 2018

Opened 5 Jun 2018

Results updated 20 Sep 2018

Thank you to all those who responded to the Thessaly Road Bridge competition.

Following consideration of all the results, the visual artist Yinka Ilori has been named as the winner of a competition to revitalise the Thessaly Road Railway Bridge.

Yinka Ilori’s proposal was the favourite among local residents and other members of the public who took part in the public consultation, and he is planning a series of public engagement events as his proposal is developed further before installation ahead of the 2019 London Festival of Architecture.

The full results report to this competition is attached at the bottom of the page.



Exhibition and Public Consultation

Earlier this year Wandsworth Council and London Festival of Architecture launched a competition to improve the appearance and feel of Thessaly Road Railway Bridge for existing communities, pedestrians and cyclists. The competition builds on the work of community clean-ups and improvements to lighting that the Council have already done in response to community concerns. In keeping with LFA’s mission to harness the talent of London’s architectural and creative community, the aim of the competition was to bring fresh ideas to improving the built environment in this key location, and act as a valuable demonstration project for similar sites across London and elsewhere.

London Festival of Architecture and Wandsworth Council are therefore pleased to present this exhibition of the six shortlisted proposals as part of London Festival of Architecture 2018. The competition, which was open to architects, designers, artists and students, attracted 108 entries; one of the largest responses to an LFA design competition to date. The shortlist offers an exceptional and diverse showcase of architectural and design talent.

Over the last three months each of the shortlisted practices has been introduced to residents, members of the local community and key stakeholders in order to further inform their final proposals. The exhibition
presented is the culmination of this process.

The projects welcome community feedback and questionnaires will be available at the ROSE Community Centre on Ascalon Street and at St George’s Church on the Patmore estate between 5-18th June, at the advertised times. Alternatively give us your feedback by looking at the designs here and responding using the online survey below.

Following the meeting of an expert panel to assess the shortlisted proposals on design and feasibility, the winning entry will be announced before the end of this year’s LFA. The winning team will be awarded £20,000 to further develop the design which, subject to planning consent, will be installed as part of London Festival of Architecture 2019.

Consultation Opening Times at ROSE Community Centre, Ascalon Street:
Tuesday 5th June: 12-7pm
Wednesday 6th June: 12-5pm
Tuesday 12th June: 12-5pm
Wednesday 13th June: 12-5pm

Consultation Opening Times at St George’s Church, 11 Patmore Street:
Saturday 9th June: 11am-3pm
Sunday 10th June: 11am-3pm

The exhibition will also be open to the public on Tuesday 19th June, 12-5pm at the ROSE Community Centre, although the public consultation will have closed. The designs will be publicly viewable on the railings of St George’s Primary school throughout the consultation period.



  • Open to all


  • Wandsworth Borough