The Embankment is one of Twickenham's assets and had been somewhat neglected over time. Its appearance has been improved with new trees, paving and seating areas to attract more visitors and provide a more attractive and safer place for residents to use and enjoy.
There are a number of phases to the project. Phase 1 was jointly funded by Council money and as part of the London’s Arcadia project.
- Improved surfacing with Heritage Sealed Gravel, blue engineering brick, granite setts and York Stone.
- 10 new Pin Oak trees (6-8m high) planted along the embankment, along with low screen hedging and additional tree planting in other areas
- A ‘pedestrian-only’ safe area outside of the Barmy Arms and increased footway area
- Street furniture improvements include refurbished lighting and railings, new bins and increased cycle provision and new disabled parking bays
- An ‘Eel Pie Music Legends’ tribute area.