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.

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Amazing place

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Review Date Jun 2022

First I was greeted by some of the nicest people at the concierge, very welcoming. The hospitality was great, the rooms were convenient and comfortable, clean and cozy, with great view of the city. The security was very polite even while doing their job. Loved our experience and we had such good time staying there.

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All the facilities you need are here. There is really no need to leave the premises. There is a private cinema, pool, gym, sauna, steam room and everything else included. You can really call this place a home and feel relaxed and safe.

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That parking cannot be arranged by concierge.

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They have been very patient and well informed. Service was friendly and if we had any issues, the staff were very attentive to our concerns.

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Building is visually nice. However lots of building issues

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Review Date May 2022

Well located, strong transport links, multiple super markets close by. Generally clean. However lots of building works and noise.

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Building is visually nice. However lots of building issues. Intercom doesn’t work, lifts have broken down multiple times. Walls at entrance have damp marks all over them and facilities (such as washing machine) break down regularly. Property managers do response to maintenance fairly quickly however takes a long time to resolve the issues flagged (eg, replace faulty equipment)

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Check nearby building works and noise issues along with quality of fittings in flat.

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Initial response is fairly quick, however it takes a while to resolve the issues flagged by maintenance.

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Review Date May 2022

It’s an up and coming neighborhood with different things to do. Traffic seems not to be an issue and it is relatively safe and very clean.

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The architecture of the buildings is not very comfortable specially the access from my building to the concierge, gym, and other facilities like the swimming pool. I also dislike the fact that there is an unequal distribution of security between the different buildings within the same development.

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The ballymore management

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Very poorly, needed to repeat and never gotten anything fixed and if anything did get fixed it needed a million phone calls and a thousand pointless vists from “engineers”

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Good value for money

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Review Date Apr 2022

Good transport links close to Northern line and Victoria line aswell as Vauxhall bus stop. Now the arch has opened up really quick to get to a big supermarket. Few nice cafes and bars but could do with a few more shops in the area. Streets nice and clean and feels like a safe area.

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Good value for money however have faced quite a lot of issues despite having only lived in the property for just over a year. All problems sorted eventually but sometimes can take a while to get a contractor out to fix. The lift was broken for 3 months and received very little in terms of compensation.

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Not much more to say other than the above, thanks!

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

We’ve had about 10 property managers since living here which is quite frustrating as I never know who to contact as we’re not always kept in the loop. Again bad communication regarding building issues such as people coming round to check the fire alarm we’ve not been told in advance ect

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