Riverlight Development, London, Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea, Riverlight Vauxhall, Nine Elms Battersea, VNEB Development London

Riverlight Vauxhall, Nine Elms Battersea, VNEB Development London, St James Property

Riverlight Development, London, UK : Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea

Riverlight VNEB Development – design by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

8 Sep 2011

Riverlight – Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea

Mayor Boris Johnson leads ground-breaking at Riverlight:
Kick-off time for central London’s biggest regeneration programme

Riverlight becomes the first scheme to start construction in the massive Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area, with a ground breaking ceremony today (8 September) led by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Other VIPs include the development’s architect Lord Richard Rogers, Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, Tony Pidgley, Chairman of the Berkeley Group and Sean Ellis, Managing Director of St James, the site’s developer.

The groundbreaking at Riverlight – Mayor Boris Johnson:
Boris Johnson Riverlight
picture from architect

The groundbreaking at Riverlight will unlock huge financial investment in this area beside Battersea Power Station. VNEB will create 16,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs over the next decade. The Berkeley Group, which already builds 20% of all new homes in the capital, is investing £300 million in this area.

Riverlight is set to become one of the capital’s most desirable riverside locations. Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and located on the bank of the Thames, next to Battersea Power Station, the development is centered around six elegant pavilions. There are external glass elevators and every apartment has at least one balcony, exploiting panoramic views of London and the river.

The scheme will also boost public access to the river. Remarkably, 60% of the whole development will be devoted to public open space, with a new riverside walk and a pocket park. Three artists have been employed to help enhance the strong sense of place.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “The design standard on this inaugural site in the regeneration of Nine Elms is absolutely spot on, with vast amounts of public space for everyone in the capital to enjoy sitting happily alongside well designed good quality housing.”

Tony Pidgley, Chairman of the Berkeley Group, said: “Our intention is to create a place that will grace the Thames, drive investment, and deliver new homes and jobs. We want this to be a world-class example of place-making. It will set a benchmark for the whole regeneration area.”

The idea of place-making is at the heart of every development undertaken by St James. A new document published today sets out 10 principles of place-making that inform the distinctive approach taken by all of the companies within the Berkeley Group.

Riverlight itself will provide 752 homes including one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments, alongside a hotel, restaurants, shops and a creche set in landscaped gardens. There will be 99 affordable homes each built to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Residents of the apartments will have access to a clubhouse featuring a state of the art gymnasium, swimming pool and holistic spa, a digital entertainment suite with private cinema and virtual golf, a spacious lounge and a library.

Graham Stirk, Project Director, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners said; “Riverlight seeks to achieve a contemporary architectural language that creates its own rhythm, articulation and colouration, defining a unique character and relationship to its riverside context.”

The site is located less than a mile from Battersea Park and the Houses of Parliament. Vauxhall Undergound and Battersea Park Overground Station are both a short walk away (0.6 miles) and two new proposed Northern Line stations will link Riverlight to the City and London’s West End in less than 20 minutes, together with a new footbridge to St George’s Square in Pimlico.

Tideway Wharf image / information received Feb 2011

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

London Architecture

London Architecture Walking Tours

London Architect Offices

Feb 2011

Tideway Wharf Development

Tideway Wharf – Resolution to Grant

Location: Nine Elms, southwest London

“St James are delighted with the decision of London Borough of Wandsworth to grant planning consent at Tideway Wharf. This is the first detailed consent to be granted in the VNEB Opportunity Area, the largest regeneration area in central London. We believe this is an exceptional scheme and sets the new standard for riverside living in London”.

Tideway Wharf
picture from architect

Tideway Wharf will include 752 residential units and over 120,000sqft of recreational and commercial space to include a gym, spa, bars and restaurants. Over 60% of Tideway Wharf will be designated public open space and will include an enhanced riverside walk and pocket park adjacent to the Thames. St James will also be contributing over £32m in S106 contributions and we believe the quality and size of the Tideway Wharf scheme together with the US embassy proposals will be a catalyst for the regeneration of the Opportunity Area.

US Embassy London
American Embassy Building
image © KieranTimberlake/studio amd
US Embassy London winning design by KieranTimberlake:

Another London development by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners on The Thames:

NEO Bankside
NEO Bankside London
image : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
NEO Bankside

Development close by to Tideway Wharf:

Battersea Power Station Design
Battersea Power Station
photo © Nick Weall

London Architecture – Selection

Lloyds Building, City of London
Richard Rogers Partnership
Lloyds Building
photo © Adrian Welch

122 Leadenhall Street, City of London
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
122 Leadenhall Street
image : Cityscape

One New Change
Jean Nouvel
One New Change
image © Miller Hare Ltd

Chelsea Barracks masterplan

Richard Rogers

River Cafe

River Thames Buildings

Riverbank Park Plaza

Comments / photos for the Riverlight – Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea page welcome

Riverlight Vauxhall London