Kier to ease Twickenham station scrum

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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A joint venture between Kier Property and Network Rail has secured planning permission for a new £40m station at Twickenham.

The London Borough of Richmond’s Planning Committee voted last night to grant planning permission for the new station.

Construction work will start next year

The win for Solum Generation is the third station set to be redeveloped by the joint venture.

Solum was set up in 2008 to regenerate railway stations in the South East and is already working at Epsom and Walthamstow where Vinci is main contractor.

The Twickenham scheme will provide a new gateway to the town centre, with 115 new homes along with shops and restaurants built around a new public plaza.

The development will provide a new station, with a significantly larger ticket office, new lifts and stairs and new toilets.

The scheme will also relieve congestion on matchdays for the home of English rugby and will be built in time for 2015 Rugby World Cup.

John Robinson, Development Manager with Solum Regeneration, said: “We are delighted with the decision of Richmond Council and would like to thank all those people that have supported our plans.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Council and the wider Twickenham community as we progress the project over the coming months and to starting construction in 2012.”

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