Work at Twickenham Station on-track for December milestone
The transformation of Twickenham Station is on-track to meet the next project milestone, the arrival of the tower crane over the Christmas period.
Solum, a partnership between Network Rail and Kier Property, has confirmed that the first of two tower cranes are being delivered during the Christmas railway engineering work period.
The crane components will be delivered to site on Christmas Day. No disruption to London Road is anticipated and the construction activities will not have a significant noise impact. Osborne, the lead contractor, will be managing the work. In the event of an emergency, they can be contacted 24 / 7 on the manned hotline – 07971 125180.
Commenting on the announcement, Vicky Western, Development Manager at Solum commented:
“The work to create a new station for Twickenham has made good progress over the autumn and we will meet our next key project milestone. The project team will use the Christmas and Boxing day service shut down to take delivery of the first tower crane. This will enable the project to keep moving ahead whilst minimising impact on local residents and commuters.
“Solum would like to thank residents and commuters for their patience and understanding, as we work to deliver a new, modern and larger station for Twickenham.”
Solum’s Twickenham development will deliver a modern station on a new public plaza. The plaza will include new shops and create a gateway to Twickenham. The new station will feature lifts to the platforms, a significantly larger ticket office and additional cycle parking spaces. In addition, 115 much needed new homes and a pedestrian walk way to Moormead are also being created.
To stay up to date with the project, residents can sign up for updates at www.twickenhamforward.com.