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Aim for Cloud Nine

Dorothy Chu

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Nine Elms, one of the largest regeneration projects ever seen in Europe, is rapidly taking shape. Spanning 195 hectares of central London on the South Bank of the Thames, Nine Elms is the final piece of the riverside to undergo wholesale transformation.

Nine Elms on the South Bank is set to become a buzzing new residential and business district in the British capital, boasting levels of population and employment density to rival its central London neighbors.

Given its promising future, the area has already attracted billions of pounds of private-sector investment, anchored by a rejuvenated Battersea Power Station, as well as the new American and Dutch embassies.

Adding to existing households in the regeneration area will be about 16,000 new homes now being planned and built, creating a sizeable community featuring world-class views, a coveted riverside location and proximity to central London. One notable aspect of the regeneration is a plan to improve transport links to enhance accessibility and adequately support the expected influx of residents and businesses.

The Northern Line extension from Kennington will provide two new Tube stations - at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms on Wandsworth Road - allowing quick access to and from the City, the West End and other major residential and job centers.

Travel time will be around 15 minutes for the City and Leicester Square in the heart of West End.

The regenerated area will also have new recreational and
retail spaces to meet every need of those working and living there, coupled with key services such as schools and health centers. With the enlivened riverside facilities, parklands and green spaces, along with an enticing array of cultural activities, the vibrant Nine Elms community is set to raise the bar for modern living.

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