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

The programme is being developed with the borough of Wandsworth, Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and developers. Our proposed changes would support major developments in the area - improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers, as well as making the area more pleasant and characterful.

Other schemes in the area include the Northern line extension and Vauxhall Cross gyratory.

We will coordinate with these schemes, developers along the corridor and other construction works to minimise the impact of the work.

What we are planning

We propose a complete redesign of the road layout on Nine Elms Lane and the eastern part of Battersea Park Road to improve it for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users. It will also allow for the future growth of the area.

Proposals include:

  • New, wider footways
  • 23 new and improved crossing points with signals
  • A new cycle route south of the Thames from CS8 at Macduff Road to Vauxhall Gyratory

The new cycle route will feature:

  • 'Stepped' cycle tracks in both directions from Vauxhall Gyratory to the new Battersea Power Station Tube entrance
  • Dedicated segregation and allocated time for cyclists at some junctions
  • Bus stop bypasses in some locations
  • Bus lane extensions in both directions to make journey times reliable for bus passengers
  • Improved junctions - we'll upgrade signals at 5 junctions and build 3 new signalised junctions
  • Improvements to the street environment, with high quality finishes, repaving and new trees planted where possible

Work on the scheme is likely to take place between 2020 and 2021.

Completed work

The first stage - in August 2016 - involved installing 40+ temporary signs highlighting the presence of cyclists and large number of HGVs in the area while construction is going on. Alternative cycling routes were shown.

In summer 2017 interim works improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians while also upgrading roads and public areas.

Cycling:

  • An area of separation created to protect cyclists on a bend in the run up to the junction of Nine Elms Lane and Wandsworth Road
  • Advanced stop lines extended to 7.5 metres deep
  • All advisory cycle lanes upgraded to mandatory cycle lanes
  • HGVs removed from bus lanes at all times

Pedestrians:

  • Footways repaved in some places
  • Seating area near Thessaly Road improved
  • Design work to investigate a permanent crossing point between Cringle Street and Ponton Road

Public areas:

  • New plants added to the central reservation planters outside Riverside Court

Roads:

  • A new yellow box junction installed next to Havelock Terrace
  • Areas resurfaced along the corridor
  • Lane markings repainted where necessary

Consultation

The report of the consultation we held in summer 2017 is on the Nine Elms consultation page.

We plan to publish a detailed response to the issues raised during consultation, as well as a decision on how to proceed, in October 2018.

Future view of Nine Elms