An undiscovered area of London is finally opening up to the city. Nine Elms is coming to life.
Up to 22,000 construction jobs will be created in Nine Elms between now and 2022. Employment opportunities are being targeted at local residents to ensure existing communities in and around the area are among the first to benefit. The development programme will generate up to 1,000 apprenticeship places – more than the Crossrail project and Olympic site put together. Once the building programme is complete the regenerated area will provide up to 25,000 permanent jobs. A magnet for the digital, creative, healthcare and education sectors, we will also see huge growth in catering and hospitality with new hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants appearing throughout the area.
Nine Elms on the South Bank is located within London’s Central Activities Zone (CAZ) – one of the most productive commercial areas in the world. More than 600,000sq m of new business space will be created right in the heart of the city. Local businesses will benefit from increased footfall, better communications, a supply chain support programme and new commercial space.
The district is located opposite Westminster on the South Bank of the Thames in Central London. The eastern end of the regeneration area is well served by tube, rail, bus and riverbus services and is just a short walk from the West End. More than £1billion of new infrastructure investment will vastly improve transport links across the entire district including two new Tube stations, a second passenger pier, new bus services, a linear park and an extended river walk.
The area and its surroundings is currently home to around 10,000 households who already benefit from a proximity to Central London and good transport links. As the area develops new communities will be formed and there will be improvements to transport, new access to the river walk, new public space and a new linear park. St George’s and Chelsea Bridge Wharfs are already home to the area’s first ‘new arrivals’ and the Riverlight scheme will be the next to welcome new residents when its first phase opens in the autumn of 2014.
Nine Elms will extend the vibrancy of the South Bank through Albert Embankment and Vauxhall to Battersea – connecting the old Bankside Power Station, now the Tate Modern, with the new development at Battersea Power Station. Vauxhall, already re-establishing itself as a fresh, distinctive night-life destination, has an increasingly popular blend of cafes, bars, galleries and nightclubs. As it continues to benefit from a wave of new investment and new public space its cultural vitality and appeal will continue to grow.