Cody Dock Rolling Bridge

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Cody Dock Rolling Bridge

Gasworks Dock Partnership By Gasworks Dock Partnership

Construct a giant new rolling bridge that will reactivate Cody Dock and provide the gateway to community gardens and the Lea River Park, enabling public access to 26 miles of river walks.

Newham Fundraising stage

pledged of £197,782
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £197,782 by 27 Aug 2019

With support from over 7000 volunteers & local residents, schools and businesses we have reopened Cody Dock & secured planing permission for a giant steel rolling bridge that will enable Cody Dock to re-open to boats for the first time in over 50 years and provide the entrance to Cody Wilds and the new Lea River Park that links Canning Town to 26 miles of towpath walks along the Lea Valley. Designed by Tom Randall-Page this contemporary bridge design is an architectural first that provides an exciting new twist on a moving bridge whilst celebrating the area's rich historical links with Edwardian industrial design & local iron production. This project provides a unique opportunity for people to play an active role in the regeneration of Cody Dock and reactivation of the Lea River. Every crowd funding donor will have their name cast in metal to provide a lasting record of their connection with this chapter in Cody Dock's history.

What we'll deliver:

  • Construct a pedestrian bridge
  • Create a metal cast plaque with all supporters names
  • Complete public access to the Lea River Park

Why it's a great idea:

The project not only reactivates a currently under used community asset (Cody Wilds) but will also put Cody Dock and the surrounding waterways ecology and currently under-celebrated heritage on London's map. The regeneration of Cody Dock has always been about mass participation and engagement with communities, this project enables all our supporters to be immortalised within a contemporary piece of industrial architecture/functional sculpture that will endure for generations to come.

Steps to get it done:

  • Final 106 agreement signed off by Newham Council ( by 4th April 2019)
  • Creation of a new short animation to promote the bridge (June 2019)
  • Contact over 150 people who previously signed up to support the Space Hive campaign
  • Final structural engineers survey & architectural plans
  • Contract manufacturers
  • Contract Installation
  • Contract crane suppliers
  • Carry out dock wall maintenance
  • Interview key supporters
  • Identify and secure pledges of support from corporate supporters

Location Newham

About the space

Cody Dock


London Borough of Newham

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How will the money be spent?Total £197,782

Manufacturing - £80,000 (40%)
Dock repairs and foundations - £30,000 (15%)
Project management & Admin - £12,000 (6%)
structural engineers - £10,000 (5%)
Crane and plant hire - £10,000 (5%)
Installation contractor - £10,000 (5%)
Surveys - £8,000 (4%)
Architects fees (Phase 2) - £7,200 (4%)
Architects fees (Phase 1) - £7,200 (4%)
Council & planning fees - £2,500 (1%)
Other - £20,882 (11%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Dock repairs and foundations
Project management & Admin
structural engineers
Crane and plant hire
Installation contractor
Architects fees (Phase 2)
Architects fees (Phase 1)
Council & planning fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Donors name plate
  • VAT
  • Modelling
  • Launch publicity


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Public launch event when the bridge opens to thank all our supporters

Total £197,782

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