The fourth Consultation evening took place this month. A new, improved design was presented and discussed during this event.
The Trust has now agreed that the preferred scheme shown in the Current Design Proposal PDF Replacement Toll Booth Project Design may go forward for further consultation. Comments and feedback from the public and interested stakeholders are invited before planning and listed building applications are worked up for submission later this year. Subject to planning, work could start on site in 2017. The proposed toll booths are of a contemporary functional design that will provide all the facilities and requirements of the brief whilst also creating a more fitting and attractive approach to the bridge. The Clifton toll booth design responds to the material quality and strong symmetry of the bridge towers through the use of sandstone and raking façades. The palette of materials features grey pennant sandstone from the Forest of Dean, zinc for the roofs and fascias, and dark metal panels and reveals line the openings. The proposed Leigh Woods operational toll booth is deliberately subservient to the original Victorian toll booths in terms of its position and height. The material palette mirrors that used on the Clifton booths providing continuity and integrity across the bridge.
The designs will be on display in the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre from 13th – 31st October 2016.