• Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge
  • Castleford Bridge

Castleford Bridge

West Yorkshire

Multi-award winning 130m long pedestrian bridge creating new public spaces as first phase in Castleford Bay waterfront regeneration Masterplan. Design and construction process featured in Channel 4 TV documentary.

VIDEO – extracts from Channel 4 documentary

  • Client:
  • Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
  • Team:
  • Benedetti Architects
  • McDowell+Benedetti (to July 2016)
  • Alan Baxter & Associates
  • Arup
  • Sutton Vane Associates
  • Philip Pank Partnership
  • Costain
  • Cost:
  • £3.2m
  • Status:
  • Opened July 2008
  • Published:
  • Widely in UK and abroad including:
  • Channel 4 TV ‘Kevin’s Big Town Plan’
  • Masterpieces - Bridge Architecture & Design
  • Architects’ Journal
  • Building Design, Casabella (Italy)
  • World Architecture News
  • C3 (Korea), Architecture NZ
  • de Architect (Holland)
  • OfArch (Italy)
  • National newspapers
  • Local radio and TV
  • China TV
  • Awards:
  • International Footbridge Award 2011
  • Royal Town Planning Institute Yorkshire 2010
  • RIBA CABE Public Space Award 2009
  • RIBA Award 2009
  • RIBA White Rose Silver Award 2009
  • Civic Trust Special Award for Partnership
  • Civic Trust Award
  • Regeneration & Renewal Awards - Grand Prix & Best-designed Regeneration Development
  • ACE Award for Infrastructure
  • Structural Steel Design Award
  • Waterways Renaissance Awards - Community
  • RICS Pro-Yorkshire Award - Community Benefit
  • FX International Awards - Public Space
  • Waterfront Center Seattle USA Honor Award
  • RIBA Stirling Prize mid-list
  • Prime Minister’s Better Public Building shortlist
  • BD Infrastructure Architect of the Year 2014
  • “Loved and enjoyed, the excellent result of a great relationship between community and architect, it succeeds in pushing the very definition of public space. No one imagined a bridge could offer as much as a street, public square or park. A true public space used and appreciated by all."
  • Sarah Gaventa - Director, CABE Space