Cody Dock's Rolling Bridge

The Cody Dock Rolling Bridge is going ahead and the groundworks have started!

Gasworks Dock Partnership has secured 95% of its funding having received £225,000.00 from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund that is funded by Defra, the Environment Agency and Natural England.

With only a further £13k to raise it is not too late to join the 72 supporters who have already donated and will have their names engraved on the bridge.

Please click the DONATE button if you would like to support the Cody Dock Rolling Bridge Project.

Donations Closed

Update: Donations Closed

Cody Dock would like to thank everyone who has donated to this project – we look forward to seeing you all at our opening ceremony, details will be announced soon.

Project Overview

Project Phase Description Funding Target Fundraising Status Project Status
One Design £10,000.00 Fully Funded 100% Complete
Two Planning Application £15,000.00 Complete 100% Complete
Three 2nd stage design and engineering £30,000.00 Fully Funded 98% complete
Four Groundworks £20,000.00 Fully Funded 5% complete
Five Fabrication £150,000.00 Fully Funded Start Date: 1st January 2022
Six Installation £35,000.00 62%  Funded Fundraising Deadline: 29th February 2022
Seven Opening April 2022

With support from over 7000 volunteers & local residents, schools and businesses we have reopened Cody Dock & secured planning permission for a giant steel rolling bridge that will enable Cody Dock to re-open to boats for the first time in over 50 years and provide the entrance to Cody Wilds and the new Lea River Park that links Canning Town to 26 miles of towpath walks along the Lea Valley.

Designed by Tom Randall-Page with engineering support from Price & Myers and fabrication by Cake Industries this contemporary bridge design is an architectural first that provides an exciting new twist on a moving bridge whilst celebrating the area’s rich historical links with Edwardian industrial design & local iron production.

This project provides a unique opportunity for people to play an active role in the regeneration of Cody Dock and reactivation of the Lea River. Every funding donor will have their name cast in metal to provide a lasting record of their connection with this chapter in Cody Dock’s history.

What we’ll deliver:

  • Construct a pedestrian bridge
  • Create a metal cast plaque with all supporters names
  • Complete public access to the Lea River Park

Why it’s a great idea:

  • The project not only reactivates a currently underused community asset (Lea River Park & Cody Wilds) but will also put Cody Dock and the surrounding a waterways oasis with its currently under-celebrated heritage and ecology firmly on London’s map.
  • The regeneration of Cody Dock has always been about mass participation and engagement with communities, this project enables all our supporters to beimmortalised within a contemporary piece of industrial architecture/functional sculpture that will endure for generations to come.

Please click the DONATE button if you would like to support the Cody Dock Rolling Bridge Project.


A huge thank you to all our community supporters and funders: