Chiswick Park Footbridge Plan Moves Ahead
Planning application approved for link between business park and tube
The much delayed project to build a footbridge between Chiswick Business Park and Chiswick Park tube could soon be underway.
A planning application submitted this month for the scheme was approved a recent Planning Committee meeting of Hounslow Council. The original application had expired.
The footbridge will extend from Chiswick Business Park to Chiswick Park Station, allowing business park employees quick access to the station.
This has become increasingly urgent due to the completion of Building Seven, the final phase at the Chiswick Business Park.
It is understood that the building of the bridge will commence as soon as possible, but it may not be finished in time for occupancy of Building Seven. We have asked Chiswick Park for comment.
There had been growing concerns that Gunnersbury station at the south of the development would be unable to cope with the increased number of passengers. When Chiswick Business Park is fully occupied there will be 12,000 people working at the complex.
The footbridge will mean ease of access for commuters from the northern end of the business park, to Colonial Drive where they can use Chiswick Park tube station thus taking the pressure off Gunnersbury.
The images below are from earlier documentation associated with the project.
The owners of the business development, had earlier this year been able to agree a new plan for the maintenance of the bridge with Hounslow Council after years of delays. However, developers were not able to start construction on the much needed footbridge without permission from Network Rail and other land owners, such as Transport for London.
December 12, 2015