Twickenham Riverside Terrace Group

A riverside in trust for the community

August 26, 2016
by Martin
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RAG (Riverside Action Group) Alternative Schemes Exhibition

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We have now included on the site a set of CAD drawings of Twickenham Town Square which provide views from Kings Street and around a widened Water Lane and Diamond Jubilee Gardens, click here to see them.

The RAG (Riverside Action Group) is holding an exhibition of alternative schemes for Twickenham Riverside at The Twickenham Club, 7 Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ between Thursday 25th August and Wednesday 14th September .

Our proposal will be there along side proposals from all of the key interested parties, please come along and join in the discussion.

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August 5, 2016
by Martin
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TRTG: Latest Suggestions

What to do on the Riverside?

The Councils consultation exercise on how to modify the Quinlan Terry scheme is about to start.

We have been encouraged by the Riverside Action Group (RAG) to  publicise our work in the spirit of openness and  to achieve a “consensus solution

Our thoughts are not actually to “start again”, but reduce the amount of new buildings, open up views and access to the riverside, intergate the Diamond Jubilee Garden, all in an incremental way

We have our Planning Application, duly submitted, paid for with real monies, but still awaiting the Councils decision. That Application could provide the “core” of the change and improvment that is needed

How can we help the process forward?

Could we offer an option, or alternative?

The attached sketch drawings show how our Application 12/0719/FUL could fit into the wider conext , provide the new public open space, and visaul and pedestrian connection from the town to the river

Our proposal is a modest one, but it provides a way, using incremental steps, that the Terrace Garden and the Riverside  and Twickenham could be regenerated. We also get a new open, public space based on Water Lane which could accommodate market stalls

The ideas illustrated provides a small amount of new building , just enough to generate some “high-end” restaurant/ ofiice rents, to raise Twickenham’s town centre profile.

Tucked into the new “guildhall” buildings, providing “open access”, could be the community uses, we included in our Planning Application 12/0719/FUL, including meeting rooms, gallery, an Eel Pie museum?

There could even be “front office” Council space, to demonstrate the new “open and transparent “workings of the Council, in which all residents of Twickenham could participate and contribute.

At the Embankment level we have illustrated incorporating “boat stores”, but this space could also provide new public loo’s, and a lift up to the Diamond Jubilee Terrace Garden

If you like our ideas , please let us know via the contact email address below

Even better, let the Council know quoting Planning Application 12/0719/FUL

Martin Stearman Architect

February 22, 2016
by Martin
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TRTG & Ron Chappell

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We lost Ron last year.

He had been struggling with illness

He remained focussed on what the TRTG had been set up to do, right to the end.

He kept in contact with my self and the group, willing to talk, discuss, “strategize”, write some words and try and bring others round to seeing what sense the project we were involved in made.

A project that was started pre 2000, when local Architect KenHatherway made the first Outline Planning Application  on behalf of the”public”covering the Twickenham Pool site & building, for  public open space.

We miss you Ron.

Sadly , Peggy Chappell also passed away last week

MS

On behalf of TRTG