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.
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 - completed August 2021
These completed Phase 1 works include:
- New paving on the southern and northern pavements, and a wider northern pavement between the Duchess Rail Bridge and Sleaford Street
- East- and westbound segregated cycle lanes between the Duchess Rail Bridge and Sleaford Street
- Improved and more accessible east- and westbound bus stops, providing an interchange with the new Battersea Power Station Northern line station
- A new cycle link between Thessaly Road and Battersea Park Road and dedicated cycle crossing across Battersea Park Road
- A new controlled pedestrian crossing across Battersea Park Road providing direct access to the new Battersea Power Station Tube station
- A new junction providing access to the new Prospect Way access road next to Battersea Power Station station
Thanks for your patience during these works. We hope you benefit from the enhanced facilities.
- 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