Twickenham Riverside Terrace Group

A riverside in trust for the community

Designs November 2003

Bird’s eye view (below) of the possible look of the Pool riverside site. In the foreground is a new pedestrian piazza at the foot of Water Lane with a new cafe/residential building oriented towards the River. Behind is shown a new River Centre building, sitting where the old swimming pool now is. Behind that are the buildings at the rear of King Street, rebuilt to provide shops and cafes reaching right through from King Street. The much improved service road is colonnaded to give shade in the summer and protection from the weather in winter.

TRTG proposed bird's eye view of site November 2003

TRTG proposed bird's eye view of site November 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4 (below) –  a cross section stretching from the River to King Street. It shows how, by allowing the redevelopment of the rear of King Street, the Council could generate a financial contribution to the improvement of the Pool Site.

TRTG cross section of elevation, riverside to King Street

TRTG cross section of elevation, riverside to King Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figures 5-8 (below): these alternative plans illustrate different arrangements of gardens, public squares and new community/public buildings, together with a limited amount of “enabling development”.

Common features: All the layouts shown are based on the “Rethink on the Riverside” Discussion Paper prepared by the Twickenham Society.

Also inspiration was taken from reading “Meakin’s Twickenham 2007 Reverie” as set out in the Programme for the “Twickenham Music Day 2003” held in Radnor Gardens, and therefore a Music Centre/Turner Museum is illustrated in some sketches.

The layout adopted for the service road derives the Dawnay Day proposals, as modified by ideas put forward by Jim Deasley and Clive Chapman in their Dec 2002 Alternative Waterside Development scheme for the Twickenham Society Group.

TRTG residential and rivercentre option November 2003

TRTG residential and rivercentre option 8th November 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRTG residential and rivercentre option 8th November 2003

TRTG residential and rivercentre option 8th November 2003

 

 

 

 

TRTG residential, public performance and rivercentre option 8th November 2003

TRTG residential, public performance and rivercentre option 8th November 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRTG garden, public square, music centre and rivercentre option 8th November 2003

TRTG garden, public square, music centre and rivercentre option 8th November 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 9 (below): this is a conceptual sketch for a much needed Planning Brief for the redevelopment of the rear of King Street. If such a project could be put in place the value of the resulting development, with great views of the River, might justify sufficient financial contribution to return community and river related uses to the Riverside, and even provide a Terrace Garden!

TRTG proposed planning brief for King Street properties 8th November 2003

TRTG proposed planning brief for King Street properties 8th November 2003

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