The regeneration area spans 195 hectares of central London on the South Bank of the River Thames – walking distance from the Houses of Parliament, Sloane Square, Tate Britain, Battersea Park and Oval Cricket Ground.
The distinct extends from Lambeth Bridge in the north, to Chelsea Bridge in the south, covering the Albert Embankment, Vauxhall and a large slice of north Battersea. Westminster lies directly opposite on the north bank of the Thames. It is by far the largest regeneration zone in central London and includes the last remaining industrial stretch of the South Bank.
The development potential of this prime, central London location on the Thames riverside has attracted billions of pounds of private sector investment and an area-wide regeneration programme has begun to transform the district on an extraordinary scale. Over the next decade and beyond Nine Elms on the South Bank will fulfil its potential as a new residential and business district and reach the same high levels of population and employment density as its central London neighbours.
The Northern line extension will cut travel times to the City to 12 minutes and to Leicester Square in 14. Its location and improved transport connections will make Nine Elms on the South Bank one of the most accessible parts of London.