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3 Development on the Castle Hotel site

New building on 'Castle Hotel' site. Jolly Boatman remains open with views to Hampton Court
New building on 'Castle Hotel' site. Jolly Boatman remains open with views to Hampton Court

A new building on the site of the former Castle Hotel would restore the linearity of Bridge Road and reinforce the vista across to Hampton Court along the line of the old bridge. It would extend the river frontage of East Molesey and present a new facade to Hampton Court Way and to visitors arriving at Hampton Court Station.

Key plan

The roundabout itself would be replaced by a T-junction controlled by lights and there would be a new controlled crossing on the south side of the bridge. In this way, Hampton Court Way would become much easier to cross. Additionally, a pedestrian link under the south end of Hampton Court Bridge could be established as an integral part of the redevelopment.

The roundabout site is owned by Surrey County Council. As part of the public domain, it would be a straightforward matter to arrange for development rights to be transferred from the Jolly Boatman site. In this way the Jolly Boatman site will be preserved from encroaching development with views of Hampton Court and the river preserved.

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