TEDDINGTON RIVERSIDE – A TRANQUIL SETTING
Once the site of the famous Teddington Film Studios, this stunning 1.8-hectare Thameside development is now home to 218 townhouses and apartments, breathing new life to the celebrated riverside promenade. Working alongside architects Hamiltons, our role as landscape architects was vital in sensitively transforming the historic film studio into a splendid riverside residential parkland, usable public realm and creating a landscape that is resilient to flooding and climate change.
The scheme positively contributes to London’s strategic network of ‘The Blue Ribbon Network,’ by increasing green infrastructure, ecological improvements, health and well-being, and public access. >
Several ‘Blue Plaques’ commemorating famous actors associated with the studios have been relocated along the riverside with a new plaque for Weir Cottage commemorating the site and film heritage.
Teddington is a prime example of a climate resilient scheme with an integrated approach to flood management. Working in conjunction with hydrological engineers, the river walks and parkland areas of the development are designed to protect the site from flooding. In the event of extreme flooding events, the site surface stores excess river flood water to keep building entries safe above the water level. Existing flood walls were also enhanced and gaps in the defences were built.