December 20, 2012
“The last few months have been incredibly productive for the delivery programme and we are now approaching the New Year with a great sense of momentum. As you can see from the progress summary below, work is now underway on key investment sites across the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area, and a series of major projects have been granted planning consent.
“The masterplan for a revitalised Vauxhall has been unveiled and great progress has been made on our designs for a new linear park which will sweep through the district from east to west.
“The Government has agreed a £1bn loan guarantee for the Northern line extension which will create two new London Underground stations in the local area. This is a major breakthrough, underpinning confidence in our work and attracting even greater interest from across the globe.
“The enormous levels of new investment now coming into Nine Elms on the South Bank provide a real opportunity to tackle important local issues and create a better place to live for existing residents. It has been my pleasure to meet with many local people in recent weeks to explain more about the development plans and to listen to their concerns.
“Back in November more than 400 people came to our community open days and we have also met with local groups including the Vauxhall Society, Battersea Power Station Community Forum, as well as staff at St George’s School.
“I look forward to meeting many more local residents and businesses throughout 2013 and to working with them to revitalise this very special part of London.
“I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas from the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership.”
Helen Fisher, Nine Elms Programme Director
Vauxhall masterplan unveiled
Lambeth Council unveiled its proposed masterplan (Supplementary Planning Documents) for a revitalised Vauxhall and Albert Embankment and a major public consultation programme was launched in October to gather local people’s views on the plans. Read more.
US Embassy development approved
Detailed designs for the new US Embassy on Nine Elms Lane were approved by Wandsworth Council. Enabling works are now underway and the full construction programme is expected to begin next year. Read more.
Local employment charter launched at Riverlight
The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership signed a 20 year pledge to create thousands of new jobs, apprenticeship places and business opportunities. The redevelopment programme is expected to deliver around 22,000 jobs during the construction phase. Read more.
Application submitted to demolish Battersea Gasholders
Following a consultation with local residents National Grid applied for permission to demolish the Battersea Gasholders to make way for new homes and commercial space. Read more.
Work starts on Embassy Gardens
Ballymore began work on theEmbassyGardensdevelopment which will create almost 2,000 new homes and up to 500,000 sq ft of office and flexible workspace.
TfL launches third Northern line extension consultation
TfL launched the third and final consultation on the Nine Elms on the South Bank Tube link. A Transport and Work Act Order to build the scheme will be submitted to the Government in 2013. Read more.
Nine Elms on the South Bank open days
More than 400 people attended the open days in Vauxhall to talk with members of the Partnership and find out more about the transformation programme. Read more.
Vauxhall masterplan consultation comes to an end
Hundreds of local people gave their input on the Supplementary Planning Documents – identifying the transformation of Vauxhall into a walkable, pedestrian and cycle friendly place as a top priority for the area.
£1bn Government guarantee for Tube link
The regeneration programme was given a huge boost after the Government announced a £1bn loan guarantee to fund two new Northern Line Tube stations in Nine Elms on the South Bank. Read more.
Detailed plans for Battersea Power Station approved
The first phase of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment was approved by Wandsworth Council, clearing the way for work to start on this £8bn scheme in 2013. Read more.
Vauxhall Square development approved
Lambeth Council approved plans for this mixed use development in Vauxhall Cross that will provide 520 new homes and a range of job creating commercial space. Read more.