Cody Dock is now fundraising for the construction of its Rolling Bridge.

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Project Overview

Project Phase Description Funding Target Fundraising Status Project Status
One Design & Planning £15,000.00 Complete Complete
Two Fabrication & Installation £185,821.00 £45,100.00 Fundraising
Three Launch, Training & Operation £10,000.00 / Planning

Spacehive crowdfunding update

Our Rolling Bridge crowdfunding campaign via the Spacehive fundraising platform has come to an end. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our project so far.

356 backers pledged £85,105.00 towards the construction off Thomas Randall-Page’s ingenious Rolling Bridge. This is a really big achievement and whilst we did not reach our whole funding target, during the crowd funding phase we want to assure you that sufficient support was raised for us to continue fundraising and we a confident that the project will go ahead.

We would like to also extend a big thank you to everyone at Spacehive for all of their support and without whom we would not have reached out to so many people or received such a glowing endorsement of support from Mayor of London’s regeneration team.

We have since received some very serious offers of in-kind support towards the engineering, fabrication and installation of the rolling bridge that has the potential to significantly reduce our funding targets.

Whilst we are unable to draw down the Mayor of London’s £40k of support from Crowdfunding London, we will be applying to the Mayor for continued support through other funding programs.

A number of new backers have also approached us to say that they would like to donate money or in-kind support but they were unable to work with the crowdfunding method of payment.  We are in discussions with these supporters.

Most of our big backers have encouraged us to continue fundraising and reassured us that we are safe in the knowledge that we can still count on their support.  So whilst we will not be continuing with the Spacehive crowdfunding system, we have initiated our own dedicated fundraising program which will enable individuals and organisations to pledge their support directly to our charity for this project.

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


Rolling Bridge

With support from over 7000 volunteers & local residents, schools and businesses we have reopened Cody Dock & secured planing 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 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 crowd 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 under used community asset (Cody Wilds) but will also put Cody Dock and the surrounding a waterways oasis with its currently under-celebrated heritage and ecology 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 be immortalised within a contemporary piece of industrial architecture/functional sculpture that will endure for generations to come.

Steps to get it done:
• Final 106 agreement signed off by Newham Council (by 4th April 2019)
• Creation of a new short animation to promote the bridge (June 2019)
• Contact over 150 people who previously signed up to support the SpaceHive campaign
• Final structural engineers survey & architectural plans
• Contract manufacturers
• Contract Installation
• Contract crane suppliers
• Carry out dock wall maintenance
• Interview key supporters
• Identify and secure pledges of support from corporate

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