As London's biggest investment opportunity
With the world’s attention focussed on London, a new website has been launched to showcase the city’s biggest investment opportunity – Nine Elms on the South Bank.
A multi-billion pound regeneration programme is now transforming this 195 hectare riverside district into a brand new residential and business quarter right in the heart of the UK capital.
www.nineelmslondon.com/ provides the latest information and insights on the area's extraordinary transformation programme and sets out the investment, business and job opportunities now being created.
The new website includes an interactive map highlighting the 26 interconnected development sites which are changing the face of this old industrial district and breathing new life into Vauxhall and Albert Embankment.
There's also an image gallery packed with the latest project CGIs, maps and illustrations, an events calendar and information pages on key aspects of the development programme including the Northern line extension, linear park and plans for a new Thames bridge.
The website was commissioned by the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and developed by locally based digital marketing agency eightandfour.
Nine Elms programme director Helen Fisher said:
"The eyes of the world are on London this summer and Nine Elms on the South Bank is the biggest investment opportunity our city has to offer. The new website offers a new window into this enormous regeneration scheme and sets out our vision for a brand new part of Central London .
"We're creating 25,000 new jobs, 16,000 new homes and transforming an entire district of the city - it's a project of national importance and we want local residents, Londoners and investors to have easy access to the latest news and developments."
About Nine Elms on the South Bank
Nine Elms on the South Bank includes 195 hectares of land between Battersea Park and Lambeth Bridge on the Thames riverside. It is the largest regeneration area in central London .
Around 2million sq m of new development has been granted planning across the district.
Up to 16,000 new homes will be built - 14,000 already have planning consent and the first 1,000 are now under construction
Up to 1,000 construction and engineering apprenticeships will be created across the regeneration programme.
The new Nine Elms on the South Bank will provide 25,000 new permanent jobs for London .
The Northern Line Extension will provide two new Tube stops in the area. One would be located at Wandsworth Road and another at Battersea Power Station. Plans for this Government backed scheme are now being developed by TfL.
Property value is expected to rise faster in Nine Elms on the South Bank than in any other part of London according to property agency Knight Frank. The company has forecast growth of 140 per cent by 2016 as the regeneration programme continues.
A new stretch of Thames Path will run through the district and a new pedestrian and cycle bridge is planned to create another link to Westminster on the opposite bank of the river.
Work is now underway on major developments including St George's Vauxhall Tower scheme and the St James Riverlight development.
Enabling works are also underway on the site of the new US Embassy which is expected to open in Nine Elms in 2017.
The area also includes Battersea Power Station which has planning permission for thousands of new homes and a new town centre development. This scheme is expected to get underway in 2013.
August 4, 2012