The Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area is undergoing rapid transformation, opening up as an innovative mixed-use neighbourhood on the Thames in central London. Apple is opening new London office space in Battersea Power Station, further enhancing the area’s reputation for creative and digital industries.

A vibrant cultural programme of events, exhibitions and installations is being delivered by Wandsworth Council alongside new cultural spaces opening up in Nine Elms with cultural tenants including Matt’s Gallery, World Heart Beat, Chocolate Films and Theatre503.

Large-scale events such as Wandsworth Arts Fringe, London Festival of Architecture, Line of Light, Light Up Nine Elms, Art Night and the local Happy Streets community festival have attracted thousands of residents and visitors from across London, while online and virtual events have engaged audiences in their own living rooms or classrooms.

Arts and culture are at the heart of creating this new part of central London, with a vital role in fostering community cohesion and building pride of place. Read the cultural strategy for 2017-20.

A review has looked at the impact of cultural activities on the Battersea and Nine Elms area from 2017 to 2022. Read the Cultural Impact Assessment report (2022).

Cultural opportunities

As the cultural reputation of Nine Elms develops, we regularly have related opportunities available. They will be listed here.

New Mansion Square affordable workspaces opening October 2023

Looking for a home for your new creative business venture? If you’re after a fresh space working alongside like-minded entrepreneurs and start-ups, check out the new affordable workspace at New Mansion Square. The workspaces – located in the heart of Battersea – will open this October and we’re looking for local creative tenants with a deep connection to Wandsworth. 

New Mansion Square offers 12 self-contained workspace units where local businesses can build, make and create. Each organisation will benefit from dedicated on-site business support – ideal for start-ups – and networking opportunities provided by Peabody. 

The units range from 344 sq ft (32 sq m) to 1,345 sq ft (125 sq m) and each space comes complete with a kitchen and street frontage and opens out onto a newly landscaped square. The development also has an Enterprise and Tech Hub – a co-working space with desks, meeting rooms and a podcast studio – and a dedicated community manager. The desks can be rented on a rolling monthly contract.

It’s just a four-minute walk from the new Battersea Power Station Underground station and nine minutes from Battersea Park train station.

Visit the Peabody website to find out more and sign up early