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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Excellent

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Very Good

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Average

11%

Disappointing

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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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Very good experience

Review Date Feb 2024

Great location, few minutes to the tube station and shopping more, also there are. Few supermarkets around the building

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The whole building is very new, gym and swimming is equipped. Agent Abdo from Bloom Nine Elms is very kind and helpful through the renting process. We met many incident but finally we made it to live here, he is very patient and we were very thankful.

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Maybe the reference check is quite complicated, but I think this is not for everyone

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Just move in no issues for now, hope there is no problem

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High price with no services and providing the basics

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Review Date Jan 2024

Poor management, tried to write or approach and speak to higher manger. Lack of transparency and breaching of their contract leaving residents without heating or hot water for days and will not provide heaters as well during loss of heating and hot water.

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High price with no services and providing the basic. Staff keep changing in 14 months I lived we had four managers therefore this tells me something about this development. Recently, there is changing of the management again. Lack of transparency, seemingly uncaring management towards high payer renter not value for money or respect to residents. I have tried to speak to higher management before writing this review unable to reach out to anyone.

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If I known that the building poorly managed, uncaring to their residents I would not move in

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After complaining to the manager she started sending emails update but still no basis or services in the building

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Review Date Jan 2024

Everything is perfect and would even be better if the construction works outside the building has completed.

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Overall, the development provides a high-quality living experience, backed by excellent facilities and management. It’s a great place to call home and a testament to thoughtful urban residential design. The building management team deserves special mention for their professionalism and responsiveness.

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The construction works schedule took longer than expected. It would have been better to know when the construction works are planned to be completed.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes. Always responsive and they respond timely. Special thanks to Krasen for his usual support.

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Would recommend

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Review Date Dec 2023

The location of the building is great as all necessities such as supermarkets, pharmacies and a shopping mall are easily accessible and it’s well connected to central via the northern line.

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The building is well taken care of most of the time with some issues such as the intercom not working, no hot water for a day or unavailability of someone to receive packages but I haven’t had that issue recently. Furthermore, the building management is great, Emily at the front office is always super friendly and Caroline is really helpful. Lastly, the cinema room and meeting rooms are good but the gym could use some improvements like adding a treadmill for example.

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Prior to the move in process communication was slow and some emails were ignored which made me nervous about my choice but once all the paperwork was done and the payment went through everything went smoothly.

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Issues are resolved in a timely manner most of the time.

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