Feature Articles Archive

  1. Heritage

    Nine Elms has existed as a settlement on the Thames for hundreds of years and derives its name from a row of trees that once bordered the main road. The history of the area dates as far back as AD47, with evidence of Roman occupation in the grounds of Lambeth Palace. This does not appear […]

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  2. Muireann O’Donnell, property investment

    CLS Holdings plc is a FTSE 250 European property investment company which is headquartered in Vauxhall and has been investing in the area for almost 30 years.  CLS currently owns a property portfolio worth around £1.4bn of which approximately £375m is in the Vauxhall area. “CLS invested early in the area, identifying Vauxhall’s potential as […]

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  3. Patricia Pollock

    Patricia is a poster-girl for the pre-employment training programme, and the construction industry in general.  A Wandsworth-resident all her life, the 50-year-old teaching assistant & mentor had a life changing experience in Southside Shopping Centre over the summer. Says Patricia, “I was doing some shopping at Southside with my sister and happened to come across […]

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  4. Paul Mitchell, entrepreneur

    The idea for Paul’s business was developed ten years ago.  “We spotted a gap in the market for serviced offices with a more independent, stylish feel.”  Le Bureau was born. Established seven years ago in Battersea Studios, Le Bureau offers desk space for businesses; from sole traders to organisations of five to six people, with […]

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  5. Sam Martin, landscape architect

    “Battersea Power Station was an early fascination, from the moment I arrived in London in 1995.  It’s since been my privilege to have been involved with BPS in a professional capacity. “I established Exterior Architecture on Parkgate Street in 2003, moving to our current location on Havelock Terrace in 2006.  Having also lived in the […]

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  6. Sarah Pearson, not-for-profit sector

    Traidcraft fights poverty through trade, selling fairly traded goods to individuals and businesses in the UK, running development projects overseas and undertaking policy and campaigning work.  Headquartered in Gateshead their London office has been based for the past year in The Foundry, an award-winning centre in Vauxhall which offers space to social justice and human […]

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