Five Hundred New Flats Set To Be Built Above Nine Elms Station

Construction due to start on three towers up to 21 storeys high early next year

Nearly 500 new homes are expected to be built above Nine Elms Station, which is part of the new Northern Line Extension.

The extension to the Tube line from Kennington is expected to open in autumn next year.

It will include two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.

Latest updates from Transport for London show that the ticket hall canopy at Nine Elms Station is “practically complete.”

Works to clad the outside of the station are currently taking place, but this is expected to finish around Christmas. It will then be necessary to test the systems.

Engineering trains will be able to run the full length of the Northern Line Extension from Kennington to Battersea in early 2021.

Nine Elms Station is within the borough of Lambeth, and decisions on it are taken by Lambeth council.

However, neighbouring Wandsworth council is also part of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea regeneration area, and can make comments on applications there.

Lambeth council approved the original plans for 332 homes people could buy above the station in May 2016.

Since then the applicant has increased the number of homes to 479 and moved to a ‘Build-to-Rent’ scheme with Connected Living London.

These will be made up of three new residential buildings of 21 storeys, 16 storeys and 17 storeys above and surrounding the new tube station.

In the new plans, 40 per cent of habitable rooms will be classed as affordable, with 75 per cent at London Living Rent and 25 per cent at 2019 Local Housing Allowance rates.

The scheme will also provide more than 900 square metres of new public open space and 108sqm of retail space.

Although Wandsworth Council is not the planning authority for this scheme, last week they voted to inform Lambeth that they have no objection to the proposed development.

Council papers say the applicant behind the scheme has a contractual obligation with the Mayor to ensure development of Blocks A, B and C must start by March 2021.

The scheme will now go to Lambeth Council, which will make the final decision on the scheme.

December 8, 2020