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Hodge’s Garden Bridge review leaves no one smelling of roses

London mayor Sadiq Khan is considering the future of the Thames Garden Bridge project following the publication of a highly critical report by Dame Margaret Hodge

Andrew Forster
13 April 2017

 

Dame Margaret Hodge’s report into the saga of the Thames Garden Bridge in central London is an astonishing account that exposes serious failings in how Transport for London procured the bridge design and engineering contracts, and poses important questions about the mayoral model of governance. 

The bridge project was the idea of designer Thomas Heatherwick, who runs the Heatherwick Studio architecture and urban design business, and the actress Joanna Lumley. It was originally...

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