From Battersea Power Station and the US Embassy to the extension of the South Bank,the regeneration of Nine Elms is putting Vauxhall back on the map.
With some 18,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, new schools, parks, retail, markets and cultural hubs in the pipeline, the £multi-billion transformation of Nine Elms is the greatest rebirth London has ever seen. Such is the significance of the plans, both the American and Dutch Embassies are coming to Nine Elms. A relocation of the Chinese Embassy is also mooted. However, it’s the plans to make the area an extension of the acclaimed South Bank that will ensure it becomes a true international destination.
As the evolution takes place, the area will morph into the bustling, riverside centre it always had the potential to be – providing an array of attractions to rival anything the rest of the capital can offer. An icon of the London skyline, Battersea Power Station’s retail,cultural and commercial provision will play a major role in this. As will New Covent Garden Market, not to mention the array of riverside bars and restaurants that are set to arrive. In short, Nine Elms will become somewhere Londoners and visitors alike love to be.