Following the success of riverfront regeneration projects like Canary Wharf, a London developer is embarking on an urban facelift that will inject Nine Elms with 645 homes across seven buildings. Situated on the south bank of the River Thames within walking distance of landmarks like the Houses of Parliament and Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms Point by Barratt London will deliver a new residential community anchored by a flagship Sainsbury's superstore.
The new spread of buildings includes two thoughtfully appointed towers, the tallest of which rises 37 floors above the ground. Most units come equipped with their own private balconies or terraces that will provide an aerial perspective of the landscaped gardens and linear park stretching the full length of Nine Elms. The amenity-laden development comes with a fitness area, conference facilities, a private dining room, and 24/7 concierge services.
The conceptual vision for the site was laid out by Rolfe Judd with detailed planning completed by Broadway Malyan. Together, they have imagined a distinct material palette for the exterior of the buildings. Inspired by the lock-making industry that once occupied the site, cladding will take on a metallic finish that will bounce the sun's rays and create a striking reflectivity.
The revitalized neighbourhood will be serviced by a new Tube station in 2020 as part of the Northern line extension, which will also provide a stop at Battersea Power Station. Construction of Nine Elms Point should wrap up in 2019, joining Ballymore's Embassy Gardens as another major riverside development.
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