Rolling Bridge funding

We have launched our crowdfunding project to construct the Cody Dock Rolling Bridge that will reactivate Cody Dock and provide the gateway to community gardens and the Lea River Park, enabling public access to 26 miles of river walks.

Why we need your support? At this stage, we need people to ‘like’ our project – the more people like our project the greater chance of receiving matched funding from the Mayor of London.

How can you support our project? If you want to support our project click on this Spacehive link

Already have a Spacehive account? Simply log in as directed and it will take you straight to our project and opportunity to ‘like’.

New to Spacehive? Sign up using your email details or Facebook; when you have signed up enter ‘Cody Dock’ in the search box and you will see our project. Click on it and you will see the project information and opportunity to ‘like’.

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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