Nine Elms

cgi of nine elms street scene

Nine Elms is in a designated regeneration area with approximately 40 major development sites aimed at building 20,000 new homes and creating 25,000 new jobs between now and 2030. Find out more on the Nine Elms London website.

Working with the London Borough of Wandsworth and the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, this project will improve conditions for people walking and cycling, bus passengers and future users of the Northern Line extension at Battersea Power Station.

What we're doing

We've completely redesigned the road layout on Nine Elms Lane and the eastern part of Battersea Park Road to improve it for bus users and people walking and cycling. It will also allow for future growth in the area.

We consulted on our proposed changes in summer 2017. The consultation report and our response to issues raised is on the Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road consultation page.

Designs for the eastern section (east of Sleaford Street) currently being developed will help us prepare for construction. The time for this will depend on the progress of development along the road.

We're still working with Wandsworth to review and modify our proposals for the western section of the scheme (west of Duchess Rail Bridge), following on from the review of the 2017 consultation results. The modified design is currently being assessed to help us understand the impact it will have on the local area.

Once we identify a preferred solution, another consultation will be run - later in 2021.

Phases of work

The scheme will be done in phases. Completing the many developments in the area simultaneously is a complex task and we want to coordinate the improvements to the roads and pavements with that work.

Phase 1: Works between Duchess Bridge and Sleaford Street - January 2020 to August 2021

We plan to finish the Phase 1 works between Duchess Bridge and Sleaford Street  by August 2021.

Works include:

  • A new westbound protected cycle lane, now complete
  • A new eastbound protected cycle lane
  • A new cycle path from Thessaly Road to a new signal-controlled cycle crossing with direct access to Battersea Park Road
  • Improved signal-controlled pedestrian crossing facilities
  • Wider pavements in places
  • The use of high-quality materials and the planting of new trees where feasible. Five street trees have been removed to facilitate the works - these have been replaced by three new trees and low-level-planting

Work will take place:

  • Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00
  • Saturday 08:00-13:00
  • Nightworks 21:00-05:00 for carriageway resurfacing works.

The resurfacing works are expected to take place in early July 2021. Check back here in mid-June 2021 for exact dates and times.

We will do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

Future Phases

  • The highway improvements will be done in phases once the designs are final and work on the developments in the area has gotten to the right stage
  • We will work with the many developers in the Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road area to coordinate these future phases - this will help us cut disruption and costs

  • The future phases also depend on getting some areas of developer land to enable the new protected cycle lanes
  • We'll update information on the future phases later in 2021 once we have more certainty on the programme

How our works may affect you

  • We will need to reduce traffic on Nine Elms Lane to one lane in each direction so we can do the work safely and efficiently. You will still be able to make any current turns, but you may notice more traffic during the works
  • Temporary bus stops will be set up within 30 metres of their current location and pedestrian diversion routes and crossing facilities will be in place. You will still be able to get access to homes and businesses

Other schemes in the area

Future view of Nine Elms

Contact us


 Charges apply 0343 222 1234



Contact us if you have questions or comments about the scheme.