Heatherwick's scrapped Garden Bridge costs taxpayers £43m

Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge

Abandoned scheme swallowed up £53.5m in total, official documents reveal

Transport for London has confirmed the final cost of Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial Garden Bridge project topped £50m.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s transport-delivery body today published a detailed breakdown of the final expenditure of the Garden Bridge Trust, the charity in charge of the project, revealing that the scheme swallowed up £53.5m before being pulled 18 months ago.

Around £43m of this was public money with £24m coming from TfL and the remainder fom the Department for Transport.

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