Nine Elms

Welcome to Nine Elms, London’s most Cinderella-like transformation story to date. Covering a massive 227 hectares, this huge venture breathed new life into a South London riverside district. Infrastructure, transport, offices, education, entertainment, parks and thousands of new-build homes ; it’s all part of this colossal £15 billion regeneration scheme, with a focus on heritage and community at its heart. Read on to discover the developments that are the best places to live in Nine Elms, and also read reviews from residents who own or rent in Nine Elms.

 

“The Nine Elms neighbourhood is one of the most exciting redevelopment projects of recent years, once an urban wasteland criss-crossed by railways lines and dotted with factories and disused car parks, the transformation has been nothing short of extraordinary. And it’s a success story that many first-time buyers and investors want to buy into.” – HomeViews Researcher

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Very Good

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Best places to live in Nine Elms

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

US Embassy

Where is Nine Elms?

SW8, the capital’s pending destination du jour, spearheaded by multiple industry powerhouses. It stretches from Lambeth Bridge to Chelsea Bridge, sweeping across the Albert Embankment and Vauxhall. It encompasses the South Bank’s last remaining industrial portion, and looks across the river to the City of Westminster.

Some of the best places to live in Nine Elms

The United States Embassy relocated to Nine Elms from Westminster’s Grosvenor Square in 2017. Designed by Philadelphia-based firm, Kieran Timberlake, its 12-storey glass cube façade is now much better-placed for the Houses of Parliament. Also close by, is Ballymore’s hotly anticipated Embassy Gardens, now a blossoming residential neighbourhood in its own right, fusing luxury apartments with Huw Morgan-designed landscaping, and a string of high-end leisure facilities.

 

 “The 25 metre Sky Pool is a world first, a crystal-clear acrylic pool suspended between two buildings at 10 storeys. Impressive? Most definitely. Practical? Well, the fact that our climate is often more Baltic than Californian means it’ll have a limited window of use, but there’s always the indoor pool that can used the remainder of the year.”HomeViews Property Pro contributor on Embassy Gardens…

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Tech giant Apple is set to make the move to Nine Elms in 2021, rounding up some 1,400 employees from its current eight London offices. Its new flagship office will be on the revamped Battersea Power Station site – one of Nine Elms’ biggest phased projects. One of the world’s largest brick structures and it’s been empty for around 30 years. And now The Battersea Power Station Development Company is shaping the site and its surrounding land at lightning speed.

There are now more than 4,000 new homes here, along with countless commercial units, and a health and residents’ club. Also in the works, is a concert venue for 2,000 revellers, and a purpose-built high-street, dubbed ‘Electric Boulevard’. This will also be the setting for a brand-new linear park running from Battersea Power Station through to Vauxhall Cross.

 

 “What is important about living in London, for me, is the environment and people you surround yourself with. Choosing to live at Battersea Power Station was about being part of somewhere iconic, being in a beautiful space, joining a community and surrounding myself with like-minded people.” Stephanie, Battersea Power Station resident

 

Other notable new-build developments in Nine Elms include Dalian Wanda’s One Nine Elms (now sold to Guangzhou R&F Properties) – close to Vauxhall Station and completing in late 2019. This exclusive skyscraper scheme is part residential development, part luxury hotel – the five-star Wanda Vista. Nine Elms is also welcoming the unique Versace-designed DAMAC Tower to the area. Previously known as Aykon London One, this 50-storey shrine to opulence and elegance will complete in 2020.

Nine Elms sky line at night

Nine Elms’ transport transformation

The area’s entire transport network is being overhauled, with new bus services, a new river pier now in action at Battersea Power Station, and extensions to the Thames River path among the list of improvements. There’s a new Thames bridge on the way, too, which promises to link Nine Elms with Pimlico. At the core is the Northern line extension, which will create two new Zone 1 stations in 2020; and connect residents to the City in less than 15 minutes. The Nine Elms Point residential development, by Barratt Homes, comprises of 645 competitively-priced apartments right next to the planned Nine Elms station. As well as this, this development is one of the best places to live in Nine Elms.

 

Conveniently, Nine Elms Point is perched directly above an expansive Sainsburys flagship store, with other grocery options like Waitrose and Tesco Metro in walking distance too. The retail scene is a bit scarce at the moment but the regeneration will bring further growth in variety, as well as more restaurants and bars.” Alycia Samsudin, Nine Elms Point viewer 

 

All in all, Nine Elms’ dramatic transformation has the world watching. And to think it all began as a riverside path lined with nine elm trees…

You can find out more about renting in Nine Elms by reading reviews from residents. Click below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also to discover great places to rent in Nine Elms. If there’s a Nine Elms property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Nine Elms

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Great development and getting everyone in a community feel. Staff amazing. Especially Ahmad.

Review Date Nov 2022

I would like to say it is a pleasure living in the development. There are a few things that could be improved in the sense of things being in working order such as the doors etc. I love the area and cannot wait for more things to open around us. I have been in Nine Elms for 7 years now. Staffing makes all the difference. The staff have been amazing In particular one member by the name of Ahmad at concierge. Someone who makes things happen and is always very helpful and accommodating to residents and their guests.

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Design is great except for the balconies which cannot be used in winter at all which is a shame. The design for the wind and rain is no good. Maybe should have been glass to block some wind and at least the balcony above should make shelter but doesn’t it’s worse under the above balcony heavy drops of water.

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I would move into the building with concierge. Feel as though it’s more connected

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Yes it has been quite efficient and fast responsive.

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Overall lovely place to live

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Review Date Nov 2022

The neighborhood has changed massively in the last few years with many new amenities and shops opening. It has completely changed now with the official opening of the Battersea Power Station. We like their seasonal displays and events. Since the tube extension opened in 2021, transport is also really accessible. They promised more green space, which we are yet to see (unclear when), but hopefully that will come soon.

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The design of the building is a bit odd; you need to take two separate lifts to access most flats. This makes it confusing for delivery drivers getting access. The sky pool is what everyone sees, but really it’s just impractical for London. The indoor pool is a really great. For the most part, the folks who work at the concierge desk are lovely, but our favorite person is the cleaner, Jose, who greets us with a friendly smile and hello every morning.

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The flat itself is well built and designed and sturdy, however a lot of the extra facilities often have break downs needing repair. The cinema has been closed frequently off and on, and the steam room and shower in the indoor pool have been closed for months with no known details on when they will be fixed or reopen.

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Difficulty with resolving hot water issues was a major frustration this year. It went on for months and was a wider issues affecting the entire block that couldn’t be resolved individually. I was frankly shocked they wouldn’t work faster to fix a very important service for that long – I was so tired of waking up to cold and luke warm showers.

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lovvee the building and the facilities and the staff and how it really feels like home !

Review Date Nov 2022

it’s a very good area to live in and a very nice community , but since there is a lot of constructions around it’s a bit noisy

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lovvee the building and the facilities and the staff and how it really feels like home !

Ahmad the egyptian security in legacy building he is a very helpful guy and a very nice guy and very respectful and he’s always there to help and he knows how to communicate with the residents very well and he really is the best from embassy garden’s staff! he’s really 10/10 and him being here keeps me less worried cause me knowing that someone like Ahmad works here and he can help me with whatever i want related to embassy gardens makes it much easier and much relieved . He deserves the best 👌🏼👌🏼

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There’s not a certain thing i wished i knew before moving in here , it’s just that i hope they fix the entrance and the elevators for the modern building since it’s so not clean.

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The building management responded very well with some issues i had in my apartment.

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Brilliant

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Review Date Nov 2022

Great location !amazing amenities !
The gyms, swimming pools, amazing parking, private cinema and are great. Is also very very safe!

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Great development. The best in London !
Great service especially Ibrahim Alamin always helpful and always gives us a 5* service.
The Skypool is unique. Such a great place to live. So central. Everyone in the development is so friendly and the staff is excellent.

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Is actually even better than I imagined. Nothing bad in my opinion

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Great service. Solved my little issues I had in 1-2 days

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Manager Response

Good Afternoon Genovieve,

Thank you for your amazing positive feedback on Embassy Gardens, we are so happy that you call EG your home. We will of course pass on your wonderful feedback to our teams

Best regards,

Darryn Johnson
Residential Service Manager

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