The new 135m pedestrian bridge opened today to the public at Chiswick Park, the business campus home to some of the world’s leading companies. The new bridge allows faster access to Chiswick Park Underground Station, reducing the walking time to just 4 minutes. Chiswick Park is now served by two direct Underground stations on each side of its Campus: Gunnersbury Station and Chiswick Park Station.
Today marks the accomplishment of a twenty year long project. We are very pleased with the final product as the design complements the natural surroundings of the Park. Our footbridge is an extension to our local community and a direct link to Chiswick High Road and all its amenities. Our Guests and local residents have been looking forward to the Grand Opening!
The choice of materials and structural systems were selected carefully. The 220 tonne bridge is formed of three steel arches in earthy tones and hardwood timber deck. The overall design, described by its architects as ‘sustainable, elegant and efficient’, was devised to reduce ongoing maintenance requirements. The bridge is expected to be used by thousands pedestrians daily. Construction work began in August 2017 after an agreement was signed between Chiswick Park, the London Borough of Hounslow, the London Borough of Ealing, Network Rail, and Transport for London.
The new footbridge has been highly anticipated by both the 9,000 workers and the local residents and will make a huge difference to their daily routine. The bridge will improve journey times to central London with more frequent District Line trains and improved access to the Piccadilly Line. The introduction of the Elizabeth Line as part of Crossrail at Ealing Broadway in December will continue to increase Chiswick Park’s connectivity.
The photo displays the official ribbon cutting in the presence of (from left to right) Mark Bird, Director Of Development at BPM, The Blackstone Group, Councillor Steve Curran Leader of the Hounslow Council, Matt Coulson, CEO Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work and Mark Frost, Head of Traffic, Transport & Environmental Strategy London Borough of Hounslow.
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