Heatherwick’s role in Garden Bridge saga questioned

Garden Bridge

London Assembly asks TfL to explain why scheme’s designer attended trust board meetings

The role Thomas Heatherwick played in the Garden Bridge debacle has been questioned by a London Assembly inquiry into the project.

Tom Copley, chair of the London Assembly Garden Bridge working group, asked Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown to explain whether there were concerns that Heatherwick’s presence at meetings had swayed trustees.

Heatherwick was controversially appointed to design the £175m scheme in 2013. The scheme was binned in 2017 after then-new London mayor Sadiq Khan decided no more public money should be lavished on the project.

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