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

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Disappointing

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Very Poor

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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…

New residential flats

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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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Has some issues, but its still fantastic.

Review Date Jan 2021

I love the people here, theyre very kind and I feel like a community

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I enjoyed my development and I really liked how the buildings were designed, and I hope it brings more businesses to the area. The only issue is that it detracts from the more residential feel of the neighbourhood by having cranes and factories and things around, but I am pretty happy overall

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I knew when the bins were taken, as it interferes with my work schedule, especially now that i am working from home.

What is the best feature of your home:

I like the bathroom, as I had a bidet fitted that makes me feel extra clean. The view from the window is also very nice

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Great development overall with some flaws

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Review Date Nov 2020

Great location for Z1, ferry, shipping, restaurants
Propert management is decaying

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Great location and facilities.
Propert management is decaying and some of the building materials especially internally In the building is inferior quality.
Heating company charges you a standing charge of GBP 500 ish a year.
Most facilities used to be great, but some in need of improvement among gym and spa facilities. Concierge services has gone down recently.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Heating company charges you a massive standing charge of GBP 500ish a year without you even using it…

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Higher maintainance of interior. A lot of ressource is spend on cleaning tile and parts that don’t matter to residents…

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Nice in winter time

Review Date Nov 2020

Likes : Fountains and gardens in-front of apartments,
Local shop is open until late hours,
Close proximity to Battersea Park,
River and city views are stunning

Dislikes : Literary every apartment is overlooked,
Some neighbours like to keep nocturnal hours,
Noice from neighbours who like to go to burger place by the bridge,
MANAGING AGENTS,

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Negatives : The only flats worth living in are the ones with the river view but even those are overlooked by neighbours,
The managing agents in Rendall and Rittner are beyond dreadful with zero customer service skills or any interest about the people who living here,
It is almost impossible to live here in the summer when tenants from abroad all storm in here with they’re expensive laud sport cars

Positives : Its lovely to be here in the winter time when its all quiet,
The river views will never get old,

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I would love to know that they will build that glass monstrosity around Battersea Power station when I moved here that completely block the view of it and that many of the neighbours Love to keep nocturnal hours, especially in the summer

What is the best feature of your home:

The view on the river and large part of London including London eye and the Shard

2
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Design
5
Location
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Battersea Power Station Estates

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Review Date Nov 2020

The general store is great. Their items are very high quality (except their fresh foods) and wines/spirits are impeccable. The restaurants around are great, places to drink, pub etc are great to have around. Transport around the development is limited however as the metro is still being built.

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Amenities in the development are good, gym/pool/sauna are nice, staff that works there is friendly and quality. Concierge services are poor, staff that works there is tired and not enthousiastic (except Daniel). They offer dry cleaning services which are good.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The standing charges of heating/cooling are ridiculously high, all residents complain about this.

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

Building management aims to fix issues right away so nothing to fault there.

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