Garden Bridge

Commenting on the Garden Bridge Trust’s decision to wind up its affairs, Iain Tuckett (chief executive of Coin Street Community Builders) says:

“A lot of time and money has been expended by many public and private bodies on this project and it is important to learn some lessons. It is right that a great city like London should look to realise ambitious and visionary projects but we need to focus not just on the cost of creating these projects but also be realistic about the ongoing costs of managing and maintaining them so that they deliver their promised public benefits. In the case of the Garden Bridge, questions about the real costs of ongoing management and maintenance – and who should bear them – were initially avoided and eventually addressed too late.”