THE BATTERSEA Power Station and the new US embassy are just two elements in a huge regeneration plan set to transform a vast stretch of the River Thames between Battersea Park and Lambeth Bridge.
The Nine Elms Opportunity Area, which straddles the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth has been coined “The New South Bank” and will become home to 16,000 new homes, creating 25,000 jobs as well as two new London Underground stations, river services, a brand new park and a bridge across the Thames.
An image released yesterday by Nine Elms and designer Miller Hare shows what the skyline is set to look like once the schemes are completed.
Helen Fisher, Nine Elms programme director, said: “This fast developing stretch of the Thames riverside includes a cluster of tall buildings at Vauxhall, centred around western Europe’s tallest residential tower, One Nine Elms.
The One Nine Elms scheme being developed by Green Property and CIT Group will include two towers of 58 and 43 storeys with residential, office and retail space. Other projects include Ballymore’s Embassy Gardens which will sit next to the US embassy and St Modwen and Vinci’s redevelopment of New Covent Garden Market.