Consultation on Twickenham Riverside launched
Release Date: 06 January 2021
Residents and local businesses can now have their say on the latest proposals for the redevelopment of Twickenham Riverside, in a four-week consultation.
There are online boards explaining the designs, as well as two virtual presentations from the Design Team, with an opportunity for the public to ask questions.
The virtual presentations will be held tonight (Wednesday 6 January) and on Saturday 23 January. Residents can register to attend either event. In addition, both presentations will be recorded and put onto the Council website, so that the public have as much information as possible. For those unable to access the internet, hard copies of the proposals and questionnaire are available by calling: 020 8891 7897.
Registration for the virtual events on Zoom
- Register for 6 January from 6.30 to 8pm (deadline 5.30pm to register)
- Register for 23 January from 11am to 12.30pm
All those registered will be emailed a link with the Zoom log in 24 hours AND 20 minutes before the events begin. By signing up to the event, attendees are agreeing to the event etiquette. Registration will close one hour before each event.
Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:
'The beautiful new design from Hopkins presents a great opportunity for Twickenham and the wider borough. We’ve listened and engaged more than ever before and I’m confident that when residents see the plans that they will be as enthused as I am about what promises to be an exciting new chapter in Twickenham’s history; one which will see Twickenham Riverside opened up and become as much of a destination as the incredibly popular Richmond Riverside.
'The hard work of residents in working with us to deliver a truly exceptional vision for Twickenham, and to provide a beautiful riverside which will be enjoyed for generations, has really paid off and I look forward to hearing their views. Together we will deliver what the borough has been waiting decades for, a new heart for Twickenham.'
Over the past twelve months, Hopkins Architects and their team, with help from the Council, have been working hard to develop the design for the Twickenham Riverside site. This follows a public design competition held in 2019.
The development of the proposal includes responding to feedback received during the competition, working through detail with key stakeholders such as Eel Pie Island and the Twickenham Riverside Trust, but also important flood modelling work with organisations such as the Environment Agency – to make sure that the scheme meets the flooding requirements and will continue to do so in a world impacted by climate change.
The scheme will deliver housing (including affordable homes), office space, shops, a café and pub/restaurant and plenty of open space. This open space includes relocating the Diamond Jubilee Gardens into a larger space in the centre of the proposed development, with suggestions for event space, an exciting children’s play area and pétanque pitches as well as terraced lawns, more planting and additional trees. The proposal also includes public open space along the Embankment with a flexible events space and a widened Water Lane with inviting views from King Street.
Notes for editors
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Up to: January 2021
Updated: 24 March 2021