More than 42 projects are changing the face of this riverside district. The old industrial sites in Battersea and Nine Elms are in the process of being completely transformed, opening up new routes and the riverside walk with a more pedestrian-friendly environment. There are new public squares, parks and footpaths being created alongside major improvements to local infrastructure.


At 227 hectares, the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea ‘opportunity area’ is by far the largest regeneration zone in central London and sits across the London boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth. Explore what’s going on in Nine Elms through our maps.

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Northern line extension

An extension to the Northern line opened 20 September 2021 with two new Zone 1 Tube stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station. This new 3.2km branch line from Kennington forges a direct link from Nine Elms to Westminster, the City and Leicester Square, bringing them within a 15-minute journey on the London Underground.

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Tube map showing Northern Line Extension stations

New Northern Line Extension to Battersea and Nine Elms

River, parks and gardens

Nine Elms is becoming a green and walkable district with plenty of public space and outdoor areas. A new section of Thames River Path will open up new opportunities to walk along the riverfront with riverside shops, cafes, restaurants, art spaces, parks and public squares. It will complement the new linear Nine Elms Park that is opening in stages through the centre of the district, creating a beautiful green walking route between Battersea Power Station and Vauxhall Cross. Find out more about Nine Elms Park.

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Instead of a congested traffic gyratory, Vauxhall is being transformed by the creation of a recognisable ‘heart of Vauxhall’. This will have new walkways, shops, a variety of homes and a collection of restaurants. Vauxhall is being restored to the living district centre it once was.

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New Thames bridge

In 2019 a preferred location was identified for a new Thames bridge linking Nine Elms and Westminster. The location crosses the river from Grosvenor Road riverbank (west of Claverton Street) on the north side of the Thames at Pimlico to Kirtling Street, near Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms on the south side.

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Bystrup Architecture, Design and Engineering: View across river Thames