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

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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 location-wise.

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Review Date Sep 2021

Very good location-wise. Easy access to central London. Particularly with new tube service. Very convenient to have a supermarket so close by. However, there is continual building and construction work going on in Nine Elms which can be quite disruptive.

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Security of the development I think has been an historical weakness. Non-residents using gym facilities. Non-residents able to access buildings randomly. Smoking and littering are a continual issue in Haydn Tower. Garden on podium level needs landscaping but generally fine.

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Alot of the development seems to be occupied by students. Nothing against this specifically as I know space is a premium in London but students tend to be alot noisier.

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

Yes, issues are usually responded within 24hrs of them being raised.

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Happy living at Nine Elms!

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Review Date Sep 2021

Nine Elms is already a great place to live, and will only improve with the new Tube station!

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The design of the properties at Nine Elms Point is fantastic. We moved here due to previous noise issues with neighbors and have never faced a similar issue since. The facilities management team at Haydn Tower are particularly responsive, attending to simple tasks virtually instantaneously and helping us to resolve any small issues we have encountered quickly and with wisdom and kindness. We really love living here!

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I think it is hard to really grasp from a viewing whether the building is friendly/neighborly and if problems will be addressed quickly and professionally. I am really happy that this all worked out so well!

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

Yes, they have always responded extremely quickly and have fully attended to all problems/issues we have raised during our tenure here.

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Great location, transport links and high quality flat

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Review Date Sep 2021

The nine elms tube station next door will make getting into central London quick and convenient. 5 minutes walk Vauxhall which is has many restaurants and bars. Close to the Battersea development as well which has even more restaurants, bars and entertainment.

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The flats are built to a high quality and well furnished. The cooling system in the flats is great on hot days. The garden area is nice to relax in and includes a water feature. Having a gym on site is also very convenient. The letting agency has an office onsite and also there is a maintenance team onsite. So almost all issues can be sorted out in one day

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The staff (Mylo, Maintenance and the concierge) are always very friendly

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

Onsite maintenance means any issue is fixed normally in one day.

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Excellent facilities and location

Review Date Sep 2021

Excellent location in terms of access to Sainsbury’s and the city via the underground station

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The 24 hours gym along with the lounge and the screening room among the other facilities are great. This makes the development a gem that is well connected and in few minutes you can reach the different parts of London. I recommend it if you want access to excellent facilities while having easy access to your daily needs.

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The direct access to the building is closed and sometimes it can be difficult to guide delivery people to the building as the entrance is from another building.

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

The response was rapid and the appointments for repairs are within acceptable timeframes.

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