Two weeks left to have your say on Twickenham Riverside
Release Date: 20 January 2021
The deadline is looming for residents to have their say on the latest proposals for the redevelopment of Twickenham Riverside, with the final virtual presentation this Saturday.
On 6 January the Council published the design proposals, with online exhibition boards and a series of virtual presentations with the Design Team, giving people the opportunity to ask questions.
Over 200 people attended the first presentation, and there are still spaces available for the second this weekend. The virtual Zoom event takes place on Saturday 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 event begins. By signing up to the event, attendees are agreeing to the event etiquette. Registration will close one hour before the event.
The presentations are recorded and published after the event.
Proposals and questionnaire
The deadline for people to have their say on the proposals is Wednesday 3 February 2021. You can view the proposals online.
For those unable to access the internet, hard copies of the proposals and questionnaire are available by calling 020 8891 7897.
Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:
“Hundreds of people have already had their say in this important consultation. I hope that over these final two weeks many more will join in the conversation and help us deliver a truly exceptional vision for Twickenham.
“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