Plans for 350 new homes to regenerate London’s Nine Elms

Plans for over 350 new homes as part of the Nine Elms regeneration scheme on the South Bank have been given the go ahead by Wandsworth Borough Council. The impressive plans for the high-profile site, submitted by joint developers Bellway and L&Q, represent a significant urban extension to the 510 homes being built by Bellway at its current development The Residence, adjacent on Ponton Road, Vauxhall.

The approved plans for the new joint-venture development at 46 Ponton Road, a central site in the 195 hectare Nine Elms masterplan, include the delivery of 357 high quality one, two and three bedroom apartments, available to purchase through private sale or shared ownership. In addition, commercial space will be built as part of the plans, bringing new retail and lifestyle amenities to the area for local residents. Ponton Road benefits from a prime location, to the south of the Nine Elms regeneration area, adjacent to the railway viaduct and the future location for Covent Garden Flower Market.

Designed by London-based architects Patel Taylor, the new scheme is a visually-distinctive trio of buildings, benefiting from exemplar architecture that will become a positive addition to the Wandsworth skyline, as well as an attractive and appealing focal point for Ponton Road. The six separate tower blocks, reaching 10 and 13 storeys, take their design influences from New York brick architecture and more locally from Victorian Chelsea mansion blocks.

The buildings will be interspersed with attractive courtyards and landscaped open spaces, culminating in an impressive public realm that links with the new Linear Park and provides direct access to the riverside and Battersea Power Station. Speaking about the new homes, Cllr Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said:

“Bellway and L&Q’s partnership to bring over 350 new homes to Wandsworth is fantastic news for our community, and the plans will dramatically transform this site into an attractive place for people to call home. We look forward to seeing the development progress over the coming months, and welcoming new residents to the borough, and to this fantastic new scheme.”

Ian Gorst, Managing Director of Bellway Homes Thames Gateway division, said:

“The new site at 46 Ponton Road will be a fantastic addition to our current development The Residence, and is an exciting new chapter in the extensive regeneration of the area. We are delighted with the approved designs, and we are confident the new development will become an integral part of the growing neighbourhood and open up Battersea as an exciting place to live. We’re looking forward to getting started on site and working with L&Q to deliver much-needed housing in the Capital.”

Jerome Geoghegan, Group Director of Development and Sales at L&Q, said:

“We are delighted to be able to collaborate once again with Bellway and to be involved in such a high profile regeneration scheme as Nine Elms on the South Bank. 46 Ponton Road is a key site in providing vital London housing, and the impressive modern design and landscaping will help to make this an attractive place to live.”

Pankaj Patel, Director of Patel Taylor, said:

“The integration of innovative new housing, animated commercial spaces and attractive public realm will draw residents, businesses and visitors alike into the local area, helping to activate this new neighbourhood. The securing of planning permission is testament to the considerable effort and commitment to design excellence of the project team and we look forward to working with Bellway and L&Q to deliver this exciting development.”

It is anticipated that construction work on the former industrial warehouse site will begin later this year.

Situated close to Vauxhall, the new development enjoys a great location boasting a range of amenities, including those being built at Battersea Power Station, or it is a short journey by public transport into Clapham or to Oxford Street. Transport options are extensive, making the new homes ideal for commuters. Work has already begun on the extension to the Northern Line, with two new stations close by for even swifter commutes.