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Dame Margaret Hodge’s Independent Review of the Garden Bridge Project
Mayor of London
April 2017

An independent review of the Garden Bridge project to look in detail at whether value for money has been achieved from taxpayers’ contributions and to investigate the work of TfL, the GLA and other relevant authorities on the Garden Bridge, going back to when it was first proposed.

LINK TO REPORT

 


 

Investigation: The Department for Transport’s funding of the Garden Bridge
The National Audit Office
October 2016

An investigation into the £30m DfT money towards the Garden Bridge, oversight and value for money.

LINK TO NAO

 


 

Garden Bridge Business Plan Report
Dan Anderson, Fourth Street
July 2016

A review of the Draft Operations and Maintenance Plan (March 2016) and report into the operational viability of the Garden Bridge, by Dan Anderson, director of Fourth Street.

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Garden Bridge Design Critique
Ian Ritchie, architect
May 2016

A study into the architectural background and issues of the Garden Bridge, by architect Ian Ritchie of Ian Ritchie Architects.

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Garden Bridge Procurement
GLA Oversight Committee

March 2016

A report published by the GLA after over half a year of interviews with Boris Johnson, TfL representatives and external experts, with associated transcripts, letters and notes HERE.

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Garden Bridge Procurement
Walter Menteth, Project Compass
February 2016

A report analysing the public procurement exercise that was undertaken by Transport for London for the design and engineering for the Garden Bridge, by Walter Menteth of Project Compass.

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MEDIA ARCHIVE

2017

New FOI reveals early fears over escalating Garden Bridge budget
The Architects’ Journal
02.05.17

London’s Garden Bridge – Is This The End?
Spend Matters
02.05.17

The Death of London’s Garden Bridge, and the End Of An Era
City Lab
01.05.17

London’s Garden Bridge killed by mayor Sadiq Khan
Curbed
01.05.17

Khan refuses further support for Garden Bridge
Transport Briefing
30.04.17

Boris, you owe us £37 million
Apollo
29.04.17

Londons Bürgermeister stampft “Garden Bridge” ein
Kurier
29.04.17

Boris and all the Tory chancers are busted
The Times
01.05.17

Ding-dong, the (Garden) Bridge is dead
Reaction
28.04.17

Wasted Garden Bridge Cash Could Have Bought Over 2,000 Police Officers
LBC
28.04.17

The garden bridge is dead – now £37m of public money must be repaid
The Guardian
28.04.17

Sadiq comes full circle on the Garden Bridge
The Architects’ Journal
28.04.17

London’s Mayor Abandons Garden Bridge Project
Architect Magazine
28.04.17

Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge in London is scrapped after years of controversy
The Architects’ Newspaper
28.04.17

Londen trekt stekker uit ‘ijdelheidsproject’ Garden Bridge
de Volkskrant
28.04.17

London mayor withdraws support for garden bridge
Washington Post
28.04.17

It’s official: Sadiq Khan has scrapped the Garden Bridge
Time Out
28.04.17

London mayor refuses to bankroll Garden Bridge project
STV
28.04.17

Khan refuses to back £200m Garden Bridge proposals
Property Week
28.04.17

Mayor of London pulls support for Garden Bridge charity
Civil Society News
28.04.17

Garden Bridge over River Thames looks even less likely after Mayor pulls support
Metro
28.04.17

Has Khan sunk the Garden Bridge once and for all?
Construction News
28.04.17

Whitehall-backed Garden Bridge project in doubt
Civil Service World
28.04.17

Joanna Lumley’s proposed Garden Bridge for Thames scrapped by London’s mayor
Belfast Telegraph
28.04.17

Mayor of London withdraws support for Garden Bridge
Third Sector
28.04.17

Boris’s garden bridge scrapped by London mayor
The Times
28.04.17

Garden Bridge: London mayor Sadiq Khan withdraws support
BBC
28.04.17

London mayor pulls plug on Garden Bridge
Dezeen
28.04.17

Sadiq Khan kills off London’s £200 million ‘Garden Bridge’ — the world’s most expensive public footbridge
Business Insider
28.04.17

The Garden Bridge was a symbol of everything wrong with modern London. I’m glad it’s dead
City Metric
28.04.17

Garden Bridge appears doomed as Sadiq Khan refuses bankroll maintenance bill
ITV
28.04.17

Sadiq Khan pulls support from controversial garden bridge
The Investment Observer
28.04.17

Joanna Lumley´s proposed Garden Bridge for Thames scrapped by London´s mayor
Daily Mail
28.04.17

Sadiq Khan scraps Garden Bridge across Thames – but it’ll still cost London taxpayers £46m
International Business Times
28.04.17

Mayor of London pulls plug on Garden Bridge
Construction Inquirer
28.04.17

Garden Bridge hanging in the balance after London Mayor’s decision
London News Online
28.04.17

Sadiq Khan refuses to sign Garden Bridge guarantees, casting doubt on project’s viability
Mayor Watch
28.04.17

Sadiq Khan pulls plug on Garden Bridge
Construction News
28.04.17

Garden Bridge unlikely to be built as Khan refuses to provide mayoral guarantee
Financial Times
28.04.17

Sadiq Khan’s decision to scrap the Garden Bridge is a victory for ordinary Londoners
New Statesman
28.04.17

Garden Bridge hangs in the balance after London mayor Sadiq Khan pulls plug on his support
City AM
28.04.17

Garden Bridge future thrown into doubt after Sadiq Khan withdraws support
Evening Standard
28.04.17

Sadiq Khan drops support for Garden Bridge
London SE1
28.04.17

It’s time to divert Garden Bridge funding to other Thames crossings
Building Design
28.04.17

Sadiq Khan pulls plug on Garden Bridge
The Architects’ Journal
28.04.17

Thames garden bridge scrapped by Sadiq Khan
The Guardian
28.04.17

The era of follies is over
The Architects’ Journal
24.04.17

What’s happened to the Garden Bridge?
Money Week
23.04.17

Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing
Building Design
19.04.17

A garden bridge to nowhere
The Hindu
16.04.17

Garden bridge project is a landmark of the post-truth era
The Guardian
16.04.17

Ugly, Expensive, Useless
DeZeen
11.04.17

The Garden Bridge is like a student project – good on paper but impossible to realise
Building Design
11.04.17

Report recommends cancelling Garden Bridge
Apollo
10.04.17

Report says Garden Bridge project should be scrapped
Civil Society
10.04.17

Garden Bridge contest ‘pretence blown wide open’, says London Eye architect
Building
10.04.17

Report recommends public funding of Garden Bridge be pulled
Road.cc
09.04.17

Garden Bridge under a new cloud following official review
Horticulture Week
08.04.17

Garden Bridge deal was close to collapse in December
BBC
08.04.17

A project born of shady deal-making and arrogance
Architects’ Journal
07.04.17

Cancel the Garden Bridge, says Hodge inquiry
Architects’ Journal
07.04.17

Is London’s Garden Bridge doomed? Sadiq Khan urged to pull the plug
ITV
07.04.17

Scrap wasteful Garden Bridge, mayor is urged
The Times
07.04.17

Garden Bridge should be ditched, finds financial inquiry
Dezeen
07.04.17

London mayor should ‘accept’ £46m loss and cancel Garden Bridge
Financial Times
07.04.17

Review damns Garden Bridge procurement
The Construction Index
07.04.17

Garden Bridge unlikely to raise enough private funding to protect the taxpayer, says official review
City Metric
07.04.17

Garden Bridge at risk after Hodge finds £70m funding gap
Transport Network
07.04.17

Boris To Blame For Garden Bridge That May Never Be Built – And Still Cost Taxpayers Millions
Political Scrapbook
07.04.17

Biting independent review on Garden Bridge is a reality check for the project’s authorities
Archinect
07.04.17

Garden Bridge ‘should be scrapped’, says review
Third Sector
07.04.17

London’s Garden Bridge Project Should be Scrapped, Report Finds
ArchDaily
07.04.17

It looks like London won’t be getting a Garden Bridge after all
Metro
07.04.17

Boris Johnson’s Garden Bridge project should be scrapped at cost of £46m, damning independent review finds
The Independent
07.04.17

How The Garden Bridge Fell Down: LBC’s In-Depth Investigation
LBC
07.04.17

‘Pull the plug’ on Garden Bridge, says Hodge review
Building Design
07.04.17

Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge in doubt following Hodge review
Design Week
07.04.17

Garden Bridge should be scrapped, Hodge review finds
BBC
07.04.17

Scrap garden bridge to avoid wasting more public funds, report says
The Guardian
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Garden Bridge Should Be Uprooted, Says Brutal New Report
Gizmodo
07.04.17

Barking MP tells Sadiq Khan to scrap Garden Bridge and end risk to taxpayer
Barking and Dagenham Post
07.04.17

Garden Bridge ‘should be scrapped’, finds Hodge report
Public Finance
07.04.17

Hodge tells London Mayor that Garden Bridge project should be scrapped
London News Online
07.04.17

Garden Bridge fate uncertain as damning independent report warns of “precarious” state of finances
City AM
07.04.17

Garden Bridge: Dame Margaret Hodge Urges Mayor To “Accept The Financial Loss Of Cancelling The Project”
MayorWatch
07.04.17

Garden Bridge: Sadiq should pull the plug, finds Margaret Hodge
London SE1
07.04.17

Garden Bridge ‘should be scrapped’ despite receiving £60m of public money
Evening Standard
07.04.17

London’s Garden Bridge should be scrapped, says Hodge review
Infrastructure Intelligence
07.04.17

Cancel Garden Bridge project, says Hodge report
Landscape Insight
07.04.17

Damning review calls for Garden Bridge project to be scrapped and criticises Boris Johnson
Politics Home
07.04.17

Garden Bridge: Hodge tells mayor to scrap £200m project
Construction News
07.04.17

The Garden Bridge: Five Reasons Why It’s Utterly Bonkers
TalkRadio
07.04.17 (now removed)

Garden Bridge could cost £22 million more than forecast
Architects’ Journal
27.03.17

This is a bridge too far for tree lovers
The Times
21.03.17

MP warns mayor over Garden Bridge’s cost to taxpayer
Architects’ Journal
10.03.17

Garden Bridge’s Future Hangs In Balance
Sino
01.03.17

Future of Garden Bridge hanging in the balance, says London politician
City AM
28.02.17

Charity Commission reveals Garden Bridge Trust verdict
Building Design
28.02.17

Garden Bridge Trust inquiry: charities regulator publishes report
Architects’ Journal
28.02.17

Top criminal QC raises ‘serious concerns’ over Garden Bridge contest
Architects’ Journal
23.02.17

Garden Bridge Trust inquiry: charities regulator publishes report
Architects’ Journal
20.02.17

That Sinking Feeling
Architects’ Journal
20.02.17

Garden Bridge critics ‘shut out’ by London mayor
Architects’ Journal
16.02.17

Garden Bridge raises questions about infrastructure decisions
Institute for Government
13.02.17

Garden Bridge supporters bank on London’s mayor
Financial Times
10.02.17

Treasury slams Garden Bridge business case
Architects’ Journal
09.02.17

London garden bridge case weaker now than in 2014, says Treasury official
The Guardian
09.02.17

Garden Bridge: all-party pressure on Sadiq not to sign guarantee
London SE1
08.02.17

MP blasts Garden Bridge accounts as ‘marketing material’
Architects’ Journal
07.02.17

Assembly members urge Sadiq not to sign Garden Bridge guarantee
London SE1
31.01.17

TfL chief challenged over Garden Bridge ‘conflict of interest’
Architects’ Journal
20.01.17

London’s Garden Bridge plan faces extra cost hurdle
Financial Times
20.01.17

Garden Bridge cost could ‘substantially exceed’ £185 million, warns trust
London SE1
17.01.17

Let’s not be led any further up the garden bridge
The Guardian
15.01.17

Future of London’s Garden Bridge cast into doubt as accounts published
Public Finance
13.01.17

Garden Bridge Trust “unable to say it is a going concern”
Civil Society
12.01.17

This is why the Garden Bridge may never actually happen
City Metro
12.01.17

London Garden Bridge is not a going concern, say trustees
Third Sector
12.01.17

Garden Bridge project on brink of collapse, accounts reveal
Architects’ Journal
11.01.17

Garden Bridge trust ‘determined’ to press on with project despite warnings in their own report
Evening Standard
11.01.17

Garden Bridge faces uncertain future after accounts reveal risk of “substantial” cost increase
Dezeen
11.01.17

Future of Garden Bridge wilting
New Civil Engineer
11.01.17

Garden Bridge trustees say costs likely to ‘substantially exceed’ estimate
Apollo
11.01.17

London’s garden Bridge’s own backers warn it might be an expensive flop
Gizmodo
11.01.17

London’s Garden Bridge plan hit by soaring building costs
The Financial Times
11.01.17

The Garden Bridge’s trustees warn the project could cost more than the £185m planned
City AM
11.01.17

London Garden Bridge’s future in doubt, say trustees
BBC
11.01.17

London’s Garden Bridge project in jeopardy putting £40m taxpayer money at risk
The Telegraph
11.01.17

London garden bridge project’s future is in doubt, say trustees
The Guardian
11.01.17

Worst case scenario revealed for London’s Garden Bridge
ITV
11.01.17

Garden Bridge land deal faces further scrutiny
The Architects’ Journal
11.01.17

New doubts over garden bridge ‘vanity’ plan
West End Extra
06.01.17

If 2016 was the Year of Bullshit, then the Garden Bridge could be its monument
City Metric
05.01.17

 

2016

12 Predictions For London In 2017
Londonist
31.12.16

Garden bridge charity warns more delays could terminate project
The Guardian
27.12.16

London garden bridge: accusation of conflict of interest over public funds
The Guardian
21.12.16

Exclusive: TfL hit by Garden Bridge conflict of interest claims
The Architects’ Journal
20.12.16

Treasury rapped over Garden Bridge business case
New Civil Engineer
16.12.16

Treasury fails to provide adequate analysis of Garden Bridge funding
CCH Daily, inc Accountancy Live
16.12.16

The twelve stories that defined 2016
The Architects’ Journal
16.12.16

MPs investigating Garden Bridge question need for scheme
Building Design
16.12.16

Heatherwick’s (Privatized, Heavily-Surveilled, and Ridiculously Expensive) Garden Bridge for London
Archinect
01.12.16

The solitude of the north bank is being sacrificed for profit
Londonist
28.11.16
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Bling! goes London: the Illuminated River project and other stories
The Guardian
27.11.16
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Bling! goes London: the Illuminated River project and other stories
The Guardian
27.11.16
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Funding woes worsen for London Garden Bridge
Financial Times
06.11.16

Garden Bridge: RHS withdraws from trustee-level representation
London SE1
01.11.16

Fresh evidence for Garden Bridge review
New Civil Engineer
31.10.16

Garden Bridge: ‘A sorry tale,’ say MPs
Surveyor Transport Network
28.10.16

Now that the Garden Bridge is staring into the abyss, what might replace it?
The Architects’ Journal
24.10.16

Committee questions Garden Bridge project
New Civil Engineer
19.10.16

London’s Garden Bridge: city-centre haven or a bridge too far?
The Independent
19.10.16

“Rarely has a project to bring a city together been so divisive”: why do people hate London’s Garden Bridge?
The Independent
19.10.16

Controversial garden bridge to cost public total of £50m – even if it fails to go ahead
The Observer
16.10.16

The Thames barrier
The Economist
15.10.16

London’s Garden Bridge: city-centre haven or a bridge too far?
The Conversation
14.10.16

Boris’s Garden Bridge: a very British form of cronyism
Little Atoms
13.10.16

Garden Bridge Vs. Royal Yacht: Which Is the Best Symbol of Britain’s Slow Death?
Vice
13.10.16

Green Party call to kill Garden Bridge project after ‘damning’ governmental report
SW Londoner
13.10.16

The vanity bridge
Yorkshire Post
12.10.16

NAO report blasts Garden Bridge finances
Building Design
12.10.16

Auditors expose how DfT was forced to gamble on the Garden Bridge
The Construction Index
12.10.16

Tories risk our cash on vanity project
Morning Star
12.10.16


Millions might have been wasted for nothing on Garden Bridge

Taxpayers’s Alliance
11.10.16

Garden Bridge ministerial direction caused “frustration” at centre of government
Civil Service World
11.10.16

Garden bridge across London’s River Thames hits troubled water
The Globe And Mail
11.10.16

Government funded Garden Bridge against official advice, NAO finds
The Architects’ Journal (£)
11.10.16

Garden Bridge: ministers overrode civil service advice, finds NAO
London SE1
11.10.16

Taxpayers could lose £20m if London garden bridge is cancelled, says report
The Guardian
11.10.16

Department of Transport boss warned ministers about risk Garden Bridge posed to taxpayer five months ago
City Metric
11.10.16

Garden Bridge trustees obtained £15m government protection
The Financial Times (£)
11.10.16

Ministers ignored top civil servant’s concerns about ‘risky’ Garden Bridge funding
Politics Home
11.10.16

Millions may have been squandered on Boris Johnson’s Garden Bridge vanity project – and it might never get built
The Mirror
11.10.16

Cameron’s £22.5m blunder: Spending watchdog slams former PM for overruling officials and pushing through Garden Bridge project in London that may NEVER be built
Mail Online
11.10.16

Department for Transport ignored official advice not to risk public money on Garden Bridge
Politics.co.uk
11.10.16

David Cameron ‘ignored civil servants over Garden Bridge funding’
BBC
11.10.16

A bridge too far? Abandoning the controversial Garden Bridge over the River Thames would still cost taxpayers a whopping £22m, spending watchdog warns
The Sun
11.10.16

The Department for Transport’s funding of the Garden Bridge
Politics Home
11.10.16

Scrapping London’s garden bridge could cost DfT over £22m, says NAO
Public Finance
11.10.16

Garden Bridge given public cash despite concerns
New Civil Engineer
11.10.16

£20mn public funds ‘wasted’ on London garden bridge
Gulf Times
11.10.16

Garden Bridge ‘could lose taxpayers £22 million’
ITV
11.10.16

Watchdog: David Cameron intervened to secure funds for Garden Bridge over Thames
BT.com
11.10.16

Government watchdog warns taxpayers stand to lose £22.5m should Garden Bridge project collapse
City AM
11.10.16

Ministers overruled officials to commit funds to Garden Bridge
Transport Network
11.10.16

Government could lose £22.5m if Garden Bridge fails to raise £56m-£75m funding shortfall
Horticulture Week
11.10.16

Taxpayers face £22m loss after ministers ignore Garden Bridge advice
The Times (£)
11.10.16

Taxpayers face £22 million bill if Boris Johnson’s Garden Bridge project collapses, watchdog warns
Independent
11.10.16

The Garden Bridge could stand to lose taxpayers over £20m
London Updates
11.10.16

UK National Audit Office Presents Findings Pertaining to Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge in London
Arch Daily
11.10.16

Garden Bridge campaigners join ‘Stand Up to Lambeth’ march
London SE1
08.10.16

Hodge to oversee London Garden Bridge probe
Transport Briefing (£)
28.09.16

Marks Barfield welcomes Garden Bridge probe
Architects’ Journal
26.09.16

Garden Bridge’s case is weak, say Greens
Transport Network
23.09.16

Mayor of London commissions review of Garden Bridge
Transport Xtra
23.09.16

London mayor appoints Margaret Hodge for Garden Bridge inquiry
Horticulture Week
23.09.16

Ex Tory minister accuses Garden Bridge Trust of misleading public
The Architects’ Journal
23.09.16

Garden Bridge looking shaky as Khan orders fresh review
The Times (£)
22.09.16

London’s garden bridge would benefit only the rich
The Guardian
22.09.16

Hodge to lead review into London’s garden bridge scheme
The Times (£)
22.09.16

The Making of a National Park City
The London Economic
22.09.16

Mayor of London orders inquiry into Garden Bridge
Building Design
22.09.16

Is Sadiq Khan cancelling the Garden Bridge by stealth? Part 2 in a continuing series
City Metric
22.09.16

London mayor commissions Garden Bridge review
The Construction Index
22.09.16

Hodge to lead probe into Garden Bridge project
Planning Resource (£)
22.09.16

Hodge to look at ‘unanswered questions’ on Garden Bridge
Transport Network
22.09.16

London mayor launches inquiry into finances of contentious Garden Bridge
DeZeen
22.09.16

Garden Bridge under threat as London mayor Sadiq Khan launches review
The Independent
22.09.16

Review launched to find out if taxpayers are getting ‘value for money’ from £185m Garden Bridge
International Business Times
22.09.16

What next for the Garden Bridge? Inquiry to examine if £185m project is value for money
ITV
22.09.16

London mayor orders review of Garden Bridge project
BBC
22.09.16

Khan orders inquiry into Garden Bridge
The Planner
22.09.16

Labour grandee Margaret Hodge to review costs of London Garden Bridge
The Daily Express
22.09.16

Margaret Hodge to review ‘value for money’ of public funding for Garden Bridge
The Evening Standard
22.09.16

Garden Bridge project under threat as Sadiq Khan announces formal review into finances
The Telegraph
22.09.16

Sadiq Khan launches review into controversial ‘Garden Bridge’
Politics.co.uk
22.09.16

London Mayor Khan Announces Probe Into Disputed Garden Bridge
Bloomberg
22.09.16

Amazon nemesis Dame Margaret Hodge to lead wide-ranging review into Garden Bridge
Mayor Watch
22.09.16

Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project
London SE1
22.09.16

Sadiq Khan orders review into Garden Bridge procurement
The Architects’ Journal
22.09.16

Sadiq Khan has recruited Margaret Hodge to lead a new Garden Bridge procurement probe
City AM
22.09.16

Margaret Hodge to probe Thames Garden Bridge deal
Financial Times
22.09.16

Sadiq Khan sets up inquiry into garden bridge project’s use of public money
The Guardian
22.09.16

Lumley reveals Garden Bridge land permission is in doubt
The Architects’ Journal
21.09.16

Kew Gardens’ bold new borders lure record visitors
Financial Times
20.09.16

Hoey blasts ‘cosy cartel’
London SE1
08.09.16

Hull losing out to London ‘yet again’ on rail policy, MP Diana Johnson says
Hull Daily Mail
08.09.16

‘Think again’, MP tells Garden Bridge investors during Commons debate
The Architects’ Journal
08.09.16

A Vauxhall MP has blasted the construction of the Garden Bridge in a late parliamentary debate
City AM
08.09.16

Garden Bridge: fundraising total has dropped by £14m since May
London SE1
03.09.16

Government cuts Garden Bridge support by £6m
Building Design & Construction Magazine
01.09.16

Insurance at centre of £52 million Garden Bridge project debate
Insurance Business Magazine
26.08.16

Government extends Garden Bridge insurance term – but cuts fund by £6m
Horticulture Week
25.08.16

UK government renews support for Garden Bridge but reduces offer by £6m
DeZeen
25.08.16

Garden Bridge’s government support cut by £6m
Building
25.08.16

Garden Bridge project missing £22 million of funding
Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Today
24.08.16

An unnecessary waste of money
Topos Magazine
23.08.16

‘We need your support,’ anxious Garden Bridge boss tells minister
Building
19.08.16

Don’t pull the plug on capital’s Garden Bridge, pleads charity
Transport Xtra (£)
19.08.16

Garden Bridge Funding Gap Even Bigger Than BBC Claims
Londonist
18.08.16

Who is paying for London’s Garden Bridge?
Newsnight
18.08.16

Don’t axe Garden Bridge, says trust chair Lord Davies
BBC
18.08.16

Funding shortfall at Garden Bridge Trust widens after supporters pull out
Civil Society
18.08.16

Uncertainty over Garden Bridge as pleading letter counters funding problems
City AM
18.08.16

‘Magical’ Garden Bridge delayed by a year as costs rise by £10m
London SE1
18.08.16

£52m Garden Bridge ‘Funding Gap’
Londonist
18.08.16

£22m gap in Garden Bridge funds – Newsnight investigation
BBC
17.08.16

Garden Bridge might not be built, admits Sadiq Khan
London SE1
16.08.16

Khan: ‘Not A Secret’ Garden Bridge Might Not Be Built
LBC
16.08.16

Call for submissions on Garden Bridge funding
Horticulture Week
10.08.16

Expert warns of Garden Bridge construction danger
Architects’ Journal
05.08.16

Marine engineer warns of ‘reckless risk’ over Garden Bridge construction
Building Design
05.08.16

Thames garden bridge delays raise risk of major boat collision – expert
The Guardian
05.08.16

Grayling probes Garden Bridge spending amid calls to spike infrastructure”follies”
TransportXtra
30.07.16

Garden Bridge avoids collapse by extending its accounting year
The Financial Times
29.07.16

Garden bridge charity delays publishing annual accounts for five months
The Guardian
29.07.16

Bikes, buses and bridges: Boris Johnson’s nine biggest design blunders
The Guardian
27.07.16

Garden Bridge £175m construction delayed until autumn 2016 due to ‘hold-ups’
Construction News
26.07.16

Garden Bridge: Tough questions for £175m Thames project
The BBC
26.07.16

Will London’s Garden Bridge ever be built?
BBC Newsnight
25.07.16

London Garden Bridge construction put on hold (£)
The Financial Times
25.07.16

Garden Bridge backers ask for guarantee extension (£)
The Architects’ Journal
25.07.16

Enough of bridges and trains that are only vanity projects
The Guardian
24.07.16

11 times Heatherwick Studio declined to comment
CityMetric
22.07.16

Business plan for Garden Bridge ‘fundamentally flawed’
Architects’ Journal
22.07.16

Garden bridge may need taxpayer bailout once built, report says
The Guardian
21.07.16

Khan blocks further funding for the capital’s garden bridge
OutLaw
14.07.16

London mayor halts work on Garden Bridge
Financial Times
11.07.16

Is Sadiq Khan cancelling the Garden Bridge by stealth?
CityMetric
11.07.16

Charity Commission looking into complaints at Garden Bridge Trust
Civil Society
11.07.16

Garden Bridge faces four separate inquiries (£)
Architects’ Journal
30.05.16

Audience Show Sadiq How Much They Hate Garden Bridge
LBC
30.06.16

National Audit Office investigates London garden bridge grant
The Guardian
30.06.16

RIBA council calls for Garden Bridge procurement to be investigated (£)
Architects’ Journal
29.06.16

How has the Garden Bridge cost £37.7m already? Here’s a breakdown
CityMetric
10.06.16

Sadiq Khan backs calls for new probe into the controversial £175m ‘Garden Bridge’
ITV
31.05.16

London’s garden bridge: call for full inquiry into project’s finances
The Guardian
30.05.16

Eshalomi ‘still to be convinced’ Garden Bridge best use of taxpayers’ money
Brixton Blog
26.05.16

This garden bridge is an oddity born of the chumocracy
The Guardian
21.05.16

Dinosaurs, white elephants and technology for tolls: the Garden Bridge business plan
The Pipeline
20.05.16

39% of Garden Bridge donors are anonymous
Building Design
19.05.16

“There’s more”: the case for scrapping London’s Garden Bridge
CityMetric
16.05.16

Future of £175m Thames garden bridge hangs in the balance as new London mayor Sadiq Khan probes Boris Johnson’s ‘less than honest procurement role’
Daily Mail
15.05.16

London’s ‘Garden Bridge’ in doubt as Sadiq Khan investigates Boris Johnson’s conduct
International Business Times
15.05.16

New Garden Bridge probe hit by ‘conflict-of-interest’ claims (£)
Architects’ Journal
05.05.16

Too small Garden Bridge risks being “a flower show from hell”
The Pipeline
03.05.16

Explainer: the absolutely fabulously fair, open and transparent procurement of the Garden Bridge
The Pipeline
03.05.16

Garden Bridge v Pier 55: why do New York and London think so differently?
The Guardian
26.05.16

South Bank councillors challenge ‘unsound’ Garden Bridge decision
London SE1
17.04.16

Why did Sadiq Khan change his mind over the Garden Bridge? He’s fallen for the sunk costs fallacy
The Independent
17.04.16

Garden Bridge fracas: The problems with the bridge and the Trust’s response
London Loves Business
05/04.16

Architects and critics in last-minute plea to stop Garden Bridge
Building Design
23.03.16

The Garden Bridge project reeks of cronyism and improper process. And here are the other 25 problems with it
London Loves Business
21.03.16

London’s Boris Johnson chided over ‘Garden Bridge’ design contract
Reuters
18.03.16

Selection of London garden bridge designer was ‘unfair’
The Guardian
17.03.16

Heatherwick’s secret Garden Bridge meetings revealed (£)
Architects’ Journal
11.03.16

Questions over Garden Bridge process
BBC
11.03.16

As Leeds suffers, London builds another vanity project
Yorkshire Evening Post
10.03.16

Garden bridge: London council allegedly threatened over Thames project
The Guardian
07.03.16

Garden Bridge contests ‘legally defective throughout’ (£)
Architects’ Journal
01.03.16

“On bullshit” and the Garden Bridge: why TFL’s business case isn’t worth a penny
CityMetric
24.02.16

The Garden Bridge That Isn’t Top of the POPS
Huffington Post
22.02.16

London’s proposed Garden Bridge has a very bad week
Tree Hugger
15.02.16

Garden bridge: a project promoted and sold with half‑truths, deceptions and evasions
The Guardian
14.02.16

You’ve Had Your Fun, But Let’s Put The Garden Bridge To Bed Now
Londonist
14.02.16

Why is London’s Garden Bridge worth as much as five Lancashire museums? Ask Joanna Lumley
The Guardian
13.02.16

London’s Garden Bridge Is Exposing The Messy Business Of Architecture Competitions
FastCo.Design
12.02.16

A Garden Bridge too far?
Artefact
12.02.16

London Assembley tells TfL to get Garden Bridge money back
Building Design
11.02.16

Is it still possible to stop the Garden Bridge?
Apollo
10.02.16

Troubled ‘garden bridge’ could face fresh probe after rigging claims
ITV
10.02.16

Halt London Garden Bridge project, says RIBA president
The Guardian
09.02.16

Garden Bridge Procurement
Royal Institute of British Architects
09.02.16

Openings: Troubled bridge over water – The Garden Bridge represents a fundamental misconception about what public space is (£)
Financial Times
05.02.16

WATCH: Boris Squirms On LBC Over Garden Bridge
LBC
02.02.16

Lib Dem mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon says Osborne bypassed rules to secure Garden Bridge funding
London Loves Business
02.02.16

London’s Garden Bridge project was rigged by Boris Johnson – it cannot go ahead
Little Atoms
30.01.16

Boris Johnson met Garden Bridge designer before contract awarded
BBC
29.01.16

Corruption? Investigation finds Boris was out in the US promoting the Garden Bridge before it won the TfL design contest and “tried to cover it up”
London Loves Business
29.01.16

Mayor of London Boris Johnson accused of “cover up” over Garden Bridge meeting
City AM
29.01.16

The Garden Bridge subverts the lessons of history (£)
Architects’ Journal
25.01.16

George Osborne under attack over Garden Bridge cash pledge
The Observer
18.01.16

George Osborne avoided official channels with garden bridge scheme
The Guardian
16.01.16

The Garden Bridge… Brought To You By Sky
Londonist
13.01.16

 

2015

‘This is a load of cobblers!’ Boris Johnson grilled over garden bridge
The Guardian
18.12.15

London garden bridge plans under threat as councillors revolt
The Guardian
17.12.15

Opinion: let them have a Garden [Bridge] says Joanna Lumley
The Pipeline
05.12.15

Why we must stop Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge
The Spectator
21.11.15

London’s Garden Bridge will ban drones and monitor visitors through Wi-Fi and CCTV
The Next Web
11.11.15

How London Fell Out of Love With the ‘Garden Bridge’
CityLab
10.11.15

Is London’s Garden Bridge going to be public space or a police state?
TreeHugger
09.11.15

Garden Bridge visitors will be tracked with CCTV and WiFi
Wired
09.11.15

No kites, no speeches and no musical instruments: The bizarrely strict set of rules planned for London’s Garden Bridge
Daily Mail
07.11.15

London garden bridge users to have mobile phone signals tracked
The Guardian
06.11.15

TfL director contradicts Boris on Garden Bridge procurement (£)
Architects’ Journal
23.10.15

Thank goodness the garden bridge is (metaphorically) collapsing – let’s now build a bridge London actually needs
The Independent
21.10.15

Thames garden bridge fails to bloom (£)
The Times
18.10.15

Police asked to investigate Garden Bridge contracts after alleged ‘rigging’
Independent
11.10.15

Police told to investigate garden bridge contract as campaigners claim companies were lined up before tenders were issued
Daily Mail
11.10.15

Met police urged to investigate garden bridge contracts
The Guardian
10.10.15

Garden Bridge Audit Report – An Illegal Procurement Process, Basically
Spend Matters
06.10.15

London’s Garden Bridge: Boris Johnson’s biggest mistake?
CityMetric
05.10.15

London’s Garden Bridge faces mounting opposition
Financial Times
04.10.15

London’s garden bridge: the end of the road?
The Guardian
01.10.15

Pooh sticks banned from Garden Bridge
Building Design
29.09.15

TfL’s Garden Bridge probe slammed as a ‘whitewash’ (£)
Architects’ Journal
29.09.15

Sadiq Khan Slags Off London’s Garden Bridge Plan
Gizmodo
25.09.15

Waterloo councillor commissions Garden Bridge opinion poll
London SE1
25.09.15

Garden Bridge: alternative ideas for ‘A Folly for London’ announced
The Guardian
25.09.15

Lambeth Council halts Garden Bridge talks due to funding concerns
BBC
25.09.15

Khan: ‘I’ll scrap Garden Bridge if I become London Mayor’ (£)
Architects’ Journal
24.09.15

Sadiq Khan would cancel Lumley Garden Bridge planter plan
The Pipeline
24.09.15

Sadiq Khan vows to scrap Garden Bridge
Mayor Watch
24.09.15

Sadiq Khan to scrap Boris Johnson’s controversial ‘garden bridge’
Politics.co.uk
24.09.15

Eternal bonfire on the River Thames wins satirical contest to rival Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge
Dezeen
23.09.15

Revealed: Winning Designs For ‘A Folly For London’ To Rival The Garden Bridge
Apollo
22.09.15

Boris’s £175m order for paperclips as Garden Bridge procured like “office supplies”
The Pipeline
19.09.15

Select committee urges Garden Bridge funding probe (£)
Architects’ Journal
14.09.15

Osborne faces probe over £30m garden bridge grant
The Observer
12.09.15

Garden Bridge: ‘case hasn’t been made’ says City Hall Tory leader
London SE1
05.09.15

London’s Garden Bridge: a damaging folly at public expense
The Ecologist
26.08.15

People are tired of being duped by developers (£)
Architects’ Journal
24.08.15

100% of Londoners should question findings of Garden Bridge poll
The Pipeline
28.07.15

Cities need boring bridges not celebrity self-indulgence (£)
Financial Times
28.07.15

Ian Ritchie: What problem does the Garden Bridge solve? (£)
Architects’ Journal
27.07.15

A Folly For London
The New Metropolitan
07.07.15

Chancellor urged mayor to fund Garden Bridge (£)
Architects’ Journal
03.07.15

Garden Bridge business case
Fourth Street
01.07.15

A Millennium Dome on stilts? No thanks
Financial Times
28.06.15

TfL to review tenders for London’s garden bridge design
The Guardian
19.06.15

Troubled bridge over London waters
The Pipeline
07.06.15

Big names come out against the Garden Bridge (£)
Architects’ Journal
01.06.15

Authors, architects and artists line up to lambast ‘abysmal’ garden bridge plan
The Observer
30.05.15

Date set for Garden Bridge judicial review
Building Design
27.05.15

How Joanna Lumley charmed ‘dear Boris’ to back her garden bridge dream
The Observer
24.05.15

GardenBridge hits an obstacle as judicial review is granted
DeZeen
22.04.15

What do critics have against the Garden Bridge?
London Loves Business
20.05.15

The Garden Bridge is a waste of public money, says mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar
London Loves Business
19.05.15

Garden Bridge a “private garden platform pretending to be a bridge”, says renowned designer
Cycling Weekly
19.05.15

The great garden swindle: how developers are hiding behind shrubbery
The Guardian
16.05.15

Row over £175 million garden bridge across the Thames as campaigners blast ‘misuse of public funds’ for ‘vanity project’
Daily Mail
05.05.15

Green groups condemn Glencore involvement in Garden Bridge project
The Observer
02.05.15

Garden bridge’s future in jeopardy as judicial review is granted
The Guardian
21.04.15

The great garden swindle: how developers are hiding behind shrubbery
The Guardian
16.04.15

Boris has consistently misled Londoners about his Garden Bridge vanity project
Left Foot Forward
15.04.15

Instead of one Garden Bridge that costs a fortune, why not lots of smaller, cheaper ones?
The Independent
07.04.15

Row over £175 million garden bridge across the Thames as campaigners blast ‘misuse of public funds’ for ‘vanity project’
Mail Online
05.04.15

London garden bridge plan is a misuse of funds say critics
The Observer
04.04.15

Lumley’s London Folly
Birdwatch
10.03.15

Revealed: Boris Johnson’s duplicitous handling of London’s garden bridge
The Guardian
04.03.15

Why London doesn’t need the Garden Bridge
Apollo
20.02.15

Wildlife charity pulls support for Garden Bridge
Building Design
06.01.15

 

2014

When is a bridge not a bridge?
Morning Star
30.12.14

Why are taxpayers spending £60m on a bridge for Joanna Lumley?
Politics.co.uk
22.12.14

Garden Bridge: a blot on the landscape?
The Guardian
20.12.14

London garden bridge: the Thames is now a playground for private fantasies
The Guardian
19.12.14

5 worst moments in architecture in 2014
The Telegraph
19.12.14

Boris: TfL won’t underwrite Garden Bridge upkeep (£)
Architects’ Journal
17.12.114

Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
The Independent
15.12.14

‘Garden Bridge should not be built,’ says furious St Paul’s Cathedral
Building Design
12.12.14

The ‘garden bridge’ over the Thames: critics warn of ‘Hillsborough disaster in the making’ as commuters jump into river to escape crush
Daily Mail
04.12.14

What could be wrong with the Garden Bridge over Thames? (£)
The Financial Times
02.12.14

Westminster says Garden Bridge would be thrown out if it was ‘private development’
Building Design
01.12.14

Westminster still concerned over Garden Bridge’s impact on views (£)
Architects’ Journal
01.12.14

The Garden Bridge is not London’s answer to the New York High Line (£)
Architects’ Journal
01.12.14

The Thames garden bridge is nothing but a wasteful blight
The Observer
22.11.14

Joanna Lumley claims sole responsibility for banning cyclists from Garden Bridge
Road.cc
22.11.14

Boris’s £60m ‘garden bridge’ will have no public right of way
Pro Landscaper
22.11.14

London’s garden bridge: the public park where groups and cyclists aren’t welcome
The Guardian
19.11.14

Garden Bridge attacked as ‘luvvies’ folly’
Building Design
16.11.14

‘Garden Bridge is in the wrong place’ says opposition (£)
Architects’ Journal
29.10.14

Opposition to River Thames garden bridge plan grows
BBC
16.10.14

London’s Garden bridge: barking up the wrong tree?
The Observer
14.09.14

Boris orders Transport for London to fund garden bridge
Mayor Watch
27.06.14

Boris Johnson Doesn’t Know ‘The Point’ Of The Garden Bridge (That He’s Paying £30m For)
Huffington Post
12.03.14

London mayor’s £30m for garden bridge draws criticism (£)
Financial Times
23.01.14

Garden Bridge: public sector to meet 40 per cent of cost
London SE1
21.01.14

London’s River Thames garden bridge a ‘vanity project’
BBC
09.01.14

Thames Garden Bridge Is ‘Vanity Project’ For Boris
LBC
09.01.14

 

2013

Striking but useless… just like Boris
Building Design
06.12.13