The site is of international importance as the first ever attempt to recreate extinct animals as full-scale, three-dimensional active creatures and as the first major effort at public engagement for science and entertainment.
We have since worked with architects Tonkin Liu, engineers Arup and metal fabricators Cake Industries to design a beautiful and fit-for-purpose pedestrian bridge. We have support from the park’s landowner, London Borough of Bromley (LBB), and Historic England (HE), for the project and for our current design. We’d like to include your views as stakeholders in our next steps.
Maintenance and conservation work is the priority for access using the bridge. Public access will only be in tours and escorted by responsible parties such as volunteer sessions. It will not be continuously open.
The bridge is constructed on a pivot to open and connect or close and disconnect. There will be strict rules (covenants) on when the bridge can be opened to limit numbers and avoid further damage to the sculptures. Historic England, Bromley (LBB), GLA and IDverde, the park maintenance contractor, will ensure there is enforceable control over security and access.
Please take a look at the proposed designs and plans and give us your views!