In this section you can find out about
• Nine Elms on the South Bank – central London’s newest commercial district
• The existing business community in Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea
• Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank
Central London’s newest commercial district
“Nine Elms on the South Bank is on course to become a major commercial hub over the next ten years. Our central London riverside location has obvious appeal and the new Tube stations and wider transport package we’re delivering give us the connectivity a modern business district needs.” – Cllr Ravi Govindia, co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership & leader of Wandsworth Council.
London hasn’t seen this scale of development since Canary Wharf, 25 years ago. We are creating a prestigious world-class destination for business, anchored by a rejuvenated Battersea Power Station and the new U.S. Embassy. Nine Elms on the South Bank is delivering 6.5m sq.ft. of new commercial space; 2.8m sq.ft. of retail and leisure space and over 3m sq.ft. of new office space, with two major new town centres at Vauxhall and Battersea Power Station. Two-thirds of the new commercial space will be delivered by 2020. Located within London’s Central Activities Zone, the area is set to become one of the most productive commercial areas in the world.
The vision is for a 24/7 mixed-use neighbourhood, for people live, work and visit.
The existing business community
Nine Elms on the South Bank is already home to thousands of established employers: MI6, independent shops and cafés, and good representation from corporates and the not-for-profit, governmental and creative sectors, especially around Vauxhall. It includes the country’s biggest wholesale fresh produce market, New Covent Garden Market, the small enterprise cluster at Stewarts Road and Vauxhall’s thriving evening and night-time economy.
With 1,000 businesses comprising some 30,000 jobs, a range of sector specialisms are already established throughout Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea. Future occupiers will benefit from a strong network of business services including IT, telecoms, digital and creative agencies.
Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank
Existing businesses based in Wandsworth and Lambeth can benefit from Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank, a free programme of supply chain development workshops, one-to-one support, networking and Meet the Buyer events.
The last round of the Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank programme saw local businesses secure new contracts worth a total of £1.2million.
There will be even more tender opportunities coming through the programme in 2016, including opportunities in the construction and development sectors, as well as catering, office support, environmental management and utilities.
Buyers taking part include Battersea Power Station Development Company, Barratt, Ballymore, St James, Carillion, Skanska and Laing O’Rourke.
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