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Plan to extend London’s South Bank culture

An ambitious plan to extend the cultural spine of London’s South Bank all the way to Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms is now being developed.

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August 17, 2012

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An ambitious plan to extend the cultural spine of London’s South Bank all the way to Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms is now being developed.

A multi-billion pound investment programme has started to transform the largely industrial Nine Elms district and a cultural placemaking consultancy is being brought onboard to help ensure the area reaches its potential as a new centre for arts and culture.

Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils are now inviting expressions of interest from experts in the field of cultural masterplanning.

Nine Elms Programme Director Helen Fisher said:

“Just 40 years ago the South Bank was an industrial part of the city. Today, it’s a world class cultural destination with some of London’s most popular tourist attractions. The redevelopment of Nine Elms will be the final stage in this extraordinary transformation.

“As we reshape this district we want to lay the foundations for a rich, exciting cultural scene, capitalising on our central London location and riverside setting.

“A great deal of progress has already been made and we are now looking for a placemaking consultancy to take the project forward.”

The successful candidate will deliver a far reaching engagement process involving local people, local businesses and the wider art and cultural world. 


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