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Nine Elms on the South Bank is located within London’s Central Activities Zone – one of the most productive commercial areas in the world and a high-density employment centre. With the extension of the Northern line to Wandsworth Road and Battersea Power Station, we will unlock the district’s enormous economic potential – delivering up to £7.9 billion in growth and 25,000 new jobs.
Up to 6,000 construction jobs are expected between 2012 and 2016 as more major development sites move into the construction stage. A further 16,000 will be provided between 2017 and 2022.
So far, 237 construction and engineering apprenticeships have been secured and this number could rise as high as 1,000 as more development proposals come forward. This compares to 457 at the Olympic site and 400 for the Crossrail project.
In September 2012 the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership unveiled the area’s Employment, Training and Business Charter which aims to maximise the benefits and opportunities stemming from this multi-billion pound investment scheme. The charter, which is available to read in full from the downloads section, includes pledges to:
An Employment and Skills programme is now been developed which brings all the key partners and agencies together to ensure existing residents and businesses can take full advantage of the investment now taking place on their doorsteps.
Under the framework, every major planning application must include an ‘employment and skills plan’ setting out a commitment to providing apprenticeships and local jobs both during and after construction. The exact number is linked to the scale of each development project.
Key features of the framework include:
St James is the first member of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership to put their employment and skill plan into action. Work started on their Riverlight development in late 2010 and a range of job and training opportunities are now being provided.
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