Hampton Footbridge


Burroughs have led the design and planning for the Hampton pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the river Avon in Evesham, as designers for Alun Griffiths Contractors Ltd.

The scheme proposed will provide improved connectivity between Hampton to the west and Evesham to the east of the river. It is associated with the South Worcestershire Development Plan which considers the long-term vision and objectives for the South Worcestershire area up to 2030.

Additionally, it is part of the Evesham Transport Strategy being developed by Worcestershire County Council and Wychavon District Council, addressing the towns wider transport issues, and delivering on commitments for sustainable transport for housing developments recently completed in Hampton.

The new route will shorten journey times for pedestrians and cyclists, who currently travel to town along Pershore Road via Abbey Bridge and Abbey Road and will encourage a shift from vehicles by providing a safe, direct and comfortable route. As it is off-highway, it also reduces potential for conflict between non-motorised users and vehicles and is a link within the wider Evesham ‘Local Cycling Walking and Infrastructure Plan’ to encourage active travel.

Due to the prominent nature of the Hampton Footbridge, the design is required to be attractive as well as functional, and be sympathetic to its setting. As part of the planning application, surveys and reports have been carried out including Public Engagement, Ecological surveys and archaeological excavations.

Burroughs have led a team of consultants from COWI, TACP and Wallingford Hydro Solutions to deliver the scheme for Alun Griffiths Contractors Ltd and Worcestershire County Council. Subject to planning, works are due to commence in 2024.

Client / Project TEam

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Limited / Worcestershire County Council