Model depicting proposals for Riverside to be unveiled by the Council

Release Date: 23 October 2017

During the last few days of the Twickenham Riverside consultation, the Council will unveil a 3D model showing what the designs would look like in the context of the wider area.

The block model was originally created for an earlier consultation. However, when the Council agreed to carry out further engagement on the original concepts, completion of the model was put on hold. It has now been amended to reflect the current designs.

It will be on display at the public exhibition on Thursday 26 October in the Clarendon Hall from 6 to 8.30pm. In addition, to enable more people to see the model, the Council has organised an additional exhibition on Monday 30 October from 3.15 to 8pm in the Winter Gardens in York House.

The current proposals have been developed using feedback from previous consultations. Designs include a colonnade at King Street, convex steps leading from the Embankment to the site, a large open space the size of two tennis courts that can be used for community activities, markets, performances and outside dining and new informally landscaped level access from the Embankment up to Diamond Jubilee Gardens.

The deadline for feedback is midnight on the 30 October 2017. Feedback from this consultation will be fed into a final design for the site, ahead of a Planning Application being submitted before Christmas.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, said:

“For this consultation we produced a number of detailed computer graphics that really show what the proposed design would look like if it were built. These give residents and businesses a much better idea about what the buildings would look like and how they would fit into the local area. The 3D model complements this.

“Part of this site has been derelict for over 35 years. It is important that we get the design right. As we get closer to submitting our Planning Application, we want as many people as possible to come and help shape these designs through the final stages. Hopefully for those who haven’t already come along to one of our exhibitions, this model will be useful.

“There is still a week left for people to give their view and we have scheduled an additional exhibition date for those who have questions or would like to see the model.”

Have your say - Deadline for feedback is midnight on 30 October 2017.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P495/17

Updated: 31 October 2017