Woodland Walk

As part of the transformation of Twickenham Station, Solum is delivering a number of benefits to the local community, including the creation of a new pedestrian footpath through woodlands alongside the River Crane. The new path will open up public access to a length of the River Crane behind Twickenham Station, creating a new link from London Road to Moormead Park.

The proposed Woodland Walk will be provided through unmanaged woodland that is currently inaccessible to the public. The detailed plans have been developed with ecological and arboricultural experts and in collaboration with FORCE – Friends of the River Crane Environment - to protect and enhance the existing woodland and increase biodiversity, for example by providing bird and bat boxes to encourage local wildlife.

The footpath will serve as a nature trail and as a local educational resource, with plans including a viewing platform and interpretation boards with information about wildlife in the area.

You can find out more information about our plans for the Woodlands Walk along the River Crane here.

Community Benefits

Other community benefits that will be delivered include:

  1. Lifts to all station platforms providing step-free access

  2. Enhanced queuing system to improve station management on Twickenham Stadium match days

  3. Replacement of all existing parking spaces and three spaces for car club users

  4. Financial contributions for education, health and transport in the borough

  5. The creation of local employment opportunities during and after station construction

  6. Six new retail spaces for cafes and shops

Solum are also employing a Community Liaison Officer to work as an effective interface between the Developer, LB Richmond upon Thames, Network Rail, and the public throughout the construction period.

These community benefits form part of our legal agreement for the transformation of Twickenham Station that has been agreed with the London Borough of Richmond on Thames.

Construction contractors Osborne are a member of the Considerate Contractor scheme and are committed to working in accordance with the Code of Considerate Practice.

To stay up to date with station developments you can sign up to receive email updates here.

Image showing the woodland walk from Twickenham Station to Moormead Park

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