Twickenham Riverside revamp well under way

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Plans: How the Riverside will soon look Plans: How the Riverside will soon look

The regeneration of Twickenham Riverside is starting to take shape as landscaping work reaches the halfway stage.

The next stage of the transformation is the planting of eight semi-mature pin oak trees, which is expected to be complete by the end of the week.

Richmond Council cabinet member for environment, Councillor Pamela Fleming, said: “This is an historic moment at Twickenham Riverside.

“For years this site remained derelict but has since become one of the jewels in the crown of this borough.

“The planting of these trees is part of the millions of pounds of investment the council is investing in this area - after consulting our residents.”

Improvements to the embankment include resurfacing, new street furniture, and improved lighting.

The expected completion date for the project is April.

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10:22pm Wed 29 Jan 14

ruggabugga says...

What a load of rubbish. The Embankment was never derelict, only the pool site was

The oak trees were bought during the previous administration, so are not a Tory investment. So much for Cons-ultation!

Twickenham Riverside would be more of a 'jewel in the crown' if it wasn't a massive car park.
What a load of rubbish. The Embankment was never derelict, only the pool site was The oak trees were bought during the previous administration, so are not a Tory investment. So much for Cons-ultation! Twickenham Riverside would be more of a 'jewel in the crown' if it wasn't a massive car park. ruggabugga
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11:17am Thu 30 Jan 14

SirNorfolkPassmore says...

True. It's all just woefully unambitious. What did the millions buy the Council? A few sacks of gravel and half a dozen trees. Excuse us if the applause is muted.

The "artist's impression" makes it look as if the car is about to plough into the back of the mother and child. And that's one of the major problems with what the Council call (presumably as some sort of in-joke) their "plan". That could be a great community space but it is, and will remain, a car park with a couple of benches.
True. It's all just woefully unambitious. What did the millions buy the Council? A few sacks of gravel and half a dozen trees. Excuse us if the applause is muted. The "artist's impression" makes it look as if the car is about to plough into the back of the mother and child. And that's one of the major problems with what the Council call (presumably as some sort of in-joke) their "plan". That could be a great community space but it is, and will remain, a car park with a couple of benches. SirNorfolkPassmore
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11:09pm Sat 1 Feb 14

jeremyhm says...

you wouldn't say that had you walked along from the bridge a few months ago towards where the wineos used to congregate. The tarmac was completely ruined by the tree roots, and the venue neglected for the past 20 years
you wouldn't say that had you walked along from the bridge a few months ago towards where the wineos used to congregate. The tarmac was completely ruined by the tree roots, and the venue neglected for the past 20 years jeremyhm
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11:24am Mon 3 Feb 14

aspicer says...

Agree with the above, the picture does omit +70 car parking spaces, virtually permanently occupied.
It was a missed opportunity to join the riverside pavement with the pool garden, and move this road and all its parking to the back of the site, where the rear access is for the high street shops such as Iceland. Then it would truely have been a riverside space for the public, not a garden and path seperated by a carpark.
These 2 areas should have been joined up and the road moved.
Agree with the above, the picture does omit +70 car parking spaces, virtually permanently occupied. It was a missed opportunity to join the riverside pavement with the pool garden, and move this road and all its parking to the back of the site, where the rear access is for the high street shops such as Iceland. Then it would truely have been a riverside space for the public, not a garden and path seperated by a carpark. These 2 areas should have been joined up and the road moved. aspicer
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11:53am Mon 3 Feb 14

jeremyhm says...

May I suggest you refer to the Adopted Twickenham Area Action Plan, sections 7.5.4 and 7.5.5
May I suggest you refer to the Adopted Twickenham Area Action Plan, sections 7.5.4 and 7.5.5 jeremyhm
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5:23pm Mon 3 Feb 14

SirNorfolkPassmore says...

May I suggest you explain why? They are carrying out work as proposed but, as ASpicer says, it seems like a rather unambitious plan and I'm unsure what the money has bought the Council other than a rather modest tarting up which fails to get the most out of the area.
May I suggest you explain why? They are carrying out work as proposed but, as ASpicer says, it seems like a rather unambitious plan and I'm unsure what the money has bought the Council other than a rather modest tarting up which fails to get the most out of the area. SirNorfolkPassmore
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8:51am Tue 4 Feb 14

jeremyhm says...

It is made clear that this work has be done in phases. Car parking cannot yet be moved to the back (the service road), because it is not a through road. The Santander car park does not belong to the Council, but to the owners of King St 1 -33. As you will know, negotiations are currently under way to see if this can be purchased. Patience!
It is made clear that this work has be done in phases. Car parking cannot yet be moved to the back (the service road), because it is not a through road. The Santander car park does not belong to the Council, but to the owners of King St 1 -33. As you will know, negotiations are currently under way to see if this can be purchased. Patience! jeremyhm
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