Cockington Footbridge, Torquay

Artist(s): Freshwest
Client: Torbay Council

Artist/designers Freshwest were appointed to develop and build a new footbridge to cross the water meadows in the grounds of Cockington Court in Torquay next to the old gatehouse.The commission is part of an overall project which aims promote more sustainable access to Cockington Court and enhance the site’s legibility.


The use of natural oak within the bridge design ensures that it is in keeping with its immediate natural and lush surroundings. The sinuous bend of the bridge echoes the natural curves and movement of the stream that flows beneath it.

The bridge was officially opened in the summer of 2011.