Nine elms is currently having the largest re-generation of our time, this is London’s largest residential redevelopment since the great fire in 1966. According to the city’s mayor, Boris Johnson, “possibly the most important regeneration story in London and in the UK over the next 20 years”.
Nine Elms is located across the river to the west is Chelsea, one of London’s most expensive areas; to the north is the Palace of Westminster.
There are now three government embassy’s that are due to relocated to Nine Elms, The American, Dutch and Chinese embassies respectively.The developments will not just transform central London, Nine Elms will become part of prime central London in years to come. Two new Northern Line stations could see Wandsworth commuters gain their first zone one train station. The nothern line extension has now been approved; two underground stations are set to be built in Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station as part of the multi-billion pound development of the region.
Councillor Ravi Govindia leader of Wandsworth Council said:
"Zone one status will draw more commercial occupiers to Battersea and help us create 25,000 new jobs in this underused part of the riverside. This tube extension has the potential to expand the central London economy into Wandsworth and deliver the growth, opportunities and new homes our city needs."
The area will become an ultra-modern, exciting destination in central London offering 18,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, new schools, parks, culture and the arts.
In addition to new stations, Nine Elms is also set to benefit from a new pedestrian bridge crossing the Thames to Chelsea, a riverside promenade and a linear park.