Author Topic: Riverside Pier Proposal  (Read 1827 times)

Offline JimOG

  • Graham Leggat
  • **
  • Posts: 373
Riverside Pier Proposal
« on: July 23, 2021, 10:15:16 AM »
https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2021/july/Riverside-Stand-Passenger-Pier-Proposal/

Just up on main website a fascinating proposal to have a pier stop at the ground

Offline Statto

  • Mr Fayed
  • **
  • Posts: 11669
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 10:26:16 AM »
I have to say I was sceptical about the impact of a massive new Riverside stand on the character of our ground, but the way it has been executed, especially if this pier/walkway is added, we will surely have the most beautiful ground that has ever existed, in the world, by some distance. A listed brick facade on one side and a pier on the other - you couldn't make it up.

My only concerning thought is it may be a struggle to persuade TFL or whomever is responsible to put a riverbus stop so close to the existing stop in Putney. There isn't a lot of river commuter traffic up this end of the river.

Offline Deeping_white

  • MAESTRO
  • **
  • Posts: 2585
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 10:29:31 AM »
I have to say I was sceptical about the impact of a massive new Riverside stand on the character of our ground, but the way it has been executed, especially if this pier/walkway is added, we will surely have the most beautiful ground that has ever existed, in the world, by some distance. A listed brick facade on one side and a pier on the other - you couldn't make it up.

My only concerning thought is it may be a struggle to persuade TFL or whomever is responsible to put a riverbus stop so close to the existing stop in Putney. There isn't a lot of river commuter traffic up this end of the river.

The rowing club had a hissy fit when we tried to extend out the few metres initially for the path going round the outside of the ground so god knows how they'll react to an actual pier being stuck out into the river. Agreed it will look amazing though and we'll have such a good looking ground if approved.


Offline Woolly Mammoth

  • Cliffy Dean
  • ****
  • Posts: 27737
  • Not one step back.
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 10:49:57 AM »
I hope the Pier goes ahead as I shall have somewhere to moor my River Launch on Match days.

Offline JimOG

  • Graham Leggat
  • **
  • Posts: 373
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 10:53:43 AM »
I hope the Pier goes ahead as I shall have somewhere to moor my River Launch on Match days.

 :005:

And Millwall fans arriving like Viking raiders is another image that comes to mind

Offline jarv

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 7231
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 11:07:56 AM »
Deeping beat me to it. The rowing clubs will be up in arms. There are a few of them.


Offline Jim©

  • Legend
  • ***
  • Posts: 1166
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 11:16:44 AM »
Deeping beat me to it. The rowing clubs will be up in arms. There are a few of them.

It was the sailing clubs that really objected, not the rowing clubs. However, it would alter the line taken for the Boat Race, hence could be thrown out purely on that!

Offline Holders

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 8392
  • Non sumus statione ferroviaria
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2021, 11:24:14 AM »
Does it need to be a pier, can't it just be a quay if need be? Depends on water depth and nature of traffic of course,

Offline finknottle

  • Lakey/Dark Room
  • *
  • Posts: 79
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2021, 11:52:13 AM »
Deeping beat me to it. The rowing clubs will be up in arms. There are a few of them.

It was the sailing clubs that really objected, not the rowing clubs. However, it would alter the line taken for the Boat Race, hence could be thrown out purely on that!

I don't think it will. I've rowed on the course and we were told to avoid the temptation of cutting the corner and getting too close to CC as the water is so shallow in that area.


Offline Jim©

  • Legend
  • ***
  • Posts: 1166
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2021, 12:00:45 PM »
Deeping beat me to it. The rowing clubs will be up in arms. There are a few of them.

It was the sailing clubs that really objected, not the rowing clubs. However, it would alter the line taken for the Boat Race, hence could be thrown out purely on that!

I don't think it will. I've rowed on the course and we were told to avoid the temptation of cutting the corner and getting too close to CC as the water is so shallow in that area.

Have a look at the line into headwind there or choppy waters, 100% that corner gets cut. The water is no less shallow there than many places along that stretch.

Offline filham

  • Moritz Volz
  • ***
  • Posts: 16540
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2021, 12:02:36 PM »
Looking forward now to getting a boat from Shepperton direct to the Cottage, may be a long way off but I can dream.

Offline bobby01

  • Silver Fox
  • *
  • Posts: 2263
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2021, 12:04:03 PM »
I have to say I was sceptical about the impact of a massive new Riverside stand on the character of our ground, but the way it has been executed, especially if this pier/walkway is added, we will surely have the most beautiful ground that has ever existed, in the world, by some distance. A listed brick facade on one side and a pier on the other - you couldn't make it up.

My only concerning thought is it may be a struggle to persuade TFL or whomever is responsible to put a riverbus stop so close to the existing stop in Putney. There isn't a lot of river commuter traffic up this end of the river.


 :plus one:


Offline Southcoastffc

  • cebu
  • *
  • Posts: 4270
  • Mr Khan said "Whatever It Takes" That's ok then.
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2021, 12:17:52 PM »
The ticketing and event space looks a little precarious.

Offline Woolly Mammoth

  • Cliffy Dean
  • ****
  • Posts: 27737
  • Not one step back.
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2021, 12:58:15 PM »
Why don’t we go the whole hog and apply for a Harbour.

Offline Fernhurst

  • cebu
  • *
  • Posts: 4631
  • The atmospheres fresh and the debate lively
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2021, 01:03:25 PM »
Fabulous idea if we can get it past the objectors.
Normally park on South side of river so it would be an absolute treat to travel by boat, even it was only one stop!!
Can only imagine how beautiful it would look and how delighted our footballing neighbours would be to see the The Oldest Professional club in London surging into the future.  049:gif


Offline Bill2

  • MAESTRO
  • **
  • Posts: 2691
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2021, 01:04:37 PM »
Sounds like a fantastic idea and will be an asset on match days allowing crowda to get to the ground easier.

Offline Somerset Fulham

  • Graham Leggat
  • **
  • Posts: 900
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2021, 01:08:01 PM »
I'm wondering what angle our resident anti Khan conspiracy theorist is going to use to shoehorn this into his plot. :005:

Offline Twig

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 9566
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2021, 02:45:57 PM »
I'm wondering what angle our resident anti Khan conspiracy theorist is going to use to shoehorn this into his plot. :005:

If you are talking about Shad Khan then I’m genuinely not aware of any “anti Khan conspiracy theorist”. Who am I missing?


Offline Deeping_white

  • MAESTRO
  • **
  • Posts: 2585
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2021, 02:48:51 PM »
I'm wondering what angle our resident anti Khan conspiracy theorist is going to use to shoehorn this into his plot. :005:

If you are talking about Shad Khan then I’m genuinely not aware of any “anti Khan conspiracy theorist”. Who am I missing?

There's one particular poster who keeps raving that firstly we were being asset stripped by Shad Khan, then he was going to sell up CC and move us into Wembley, then it was the Riverside stand was never going to happen and he was just humouring us with all these grand plans, and finally once we started work it on it, it was only to make us more attractive to sell.

Offline HamsterWheel

  • Graham Leggat
  • **
  • Posts: 409
Re: Riverside Pier Proposal
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2021, 03:20:56 PM »
Sadly I don't think our owner's rowing boat will be able to get as far as the pier....
https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php?topic=23029.0
Guess he'll be arriving by jetski.