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We are committed to finding the right design for Twickenham Riverside so that residents and visitors can enjoy this beautiful area.

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Current situation - December 2023

On Thursday 9 November 2023 the Compulsory Purchase Order was confirmed by the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State and on the same date the Secretary of State issued the Section 19 Certificate. Find out more about the CPO.

Council's compulsory purchase order

In order to deliver a comprehensive and cohesive regeneration of Twickenham Riverside the Council had to make a compulsory purchase order (CPO).

A compulsory purchase order inquiry was held in June 2023. Find out more about the CPO inquiry.

As mentioned above, find the latest information of the Compulsory Purchase Order.


The planning application submitted in summer 2021 was approved at Planning Committee on 24 November 2022. View the documents submitted as part of the planning application.

Key features of the scheme include:

  • A widened Water Lane pedestrian footway, better connecting the town to the river
  • Two new buildings (Water Lane and Wharf Lane) bookending the re-provided Diamond Jubilee Gardens as public open space at the centre of the scheme
  • Retail, office, and food and beverage units at the ground floor level of the new buildings
  • Residential homes on the upper floors, 50% of which will be affordable housing
  • New open space containing native trees and areas of planting, a children’s play area with a tree house and climbing wall, pétanque pitches, terraced lawns, tiered seating, and a new event space on the river
  • Removal of parking along the Embankment between Water and Wharf Lanes (except an area for servicing Eel Pie Island) in order to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists along the river
  • A river activity zone, with boat storage and a pontoon


In 2019 we ran a design competition to find an architect-led team to bring forward a design for the Twickenham Riverside site. The team led by Hopkins Architects, and their concept design, were chosen by the Design Panel as winners of the competition.

The concept design presented to the public was then developed by the team throughout 2020, addressing some challenging technical requirements.

In January to February 2021 we ran a consultation seeking views on the developed design.

Aerial view of the proposed scheme

What are residents’ frequently asked questions?

Find the answers to your frequently asked questions on this dedicated page, including questions asked at the online events.

Background information

Updated: 14 December 2023

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