More than 42 interconnected development schemes are changing the face of this riverside district. The old industrial sites in Nine Elms are in the process of being utterly transformed. The historic Vauxhall Cross and Albert Embankment are being redesigned to provide a more attractive and pedestrian friendly environment. New public squares, parks and footpaths are being created alongside major improvements to local infrastructure.
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At 227 hectares, Nine Elms on the South Bank is by far the largest regeneration zone in central London and includes parts of the London boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth. Explore how the regeneration is progressing.
Transport for London is starting work on the extension of the Northern Line which will provide two new Tube stations at Nine Elms and Battersea. This will create a direct link from Nine Elms on the South Bank to Westminster, the City and Leicester Square, all in under 15 minutes. The extension is due to be operational by 2020.
Nine Elms on the South Bank is becoming a green and walkable district with active, thoughtfully designed public space. A new section of Thames River Path will run through the regeneration area, brought to life with an array of riverside shops, cafes, restaurants, cultural venues, parks and public squares. A new Nine Elms Park will sweep through the centre of the district creating a beautiful green corridor between Battersea Power Station and Vauxhall Cross.
Vauxhall is being restored to the living district centre it once was. Instead of a congested traffic gyratory, the area is being transformed by the creation of a recognisable ‘heart of Vauxhall’ with new walkways lined with shops, more jobs, a variety and choice of new homes and public places for people to enjoy. A new cluster of tall buildings is now taking shape here which will make an exciting addition to the central London skyline.
Plans for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge are being developed to provide another connection with Westminster on the opposite bank of the River Thames. It would help to improve access to this new and exciting destination on the South Bank and be an exemplar of design.