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're still working with Wandsworth to review and modify our proposals for the western section of the scheme. This will help us understand the impact it will have on the local 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.

Phases of work

The scheme will be done in phases - completing the many developments in the area simultaneously is a complex task. We plan to finish the first phase of work in December 2020.

Phase 1 works are being done between Duchess Bridge and Sleaford Street. These will include construction of the first section of protected cycle lanes. The road and pavements will also be realigned and resurfaced.

Other works will include:

  • 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 will be removed to facilitate the works.

Work will take place:

  • Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00
  • Saturday 08:00-13:00

Some works outside of these hours, including night time working, may be needed for activities such as carriageway resurfacing. However, we don't expect these works will take place until later in 2020.

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

Phase 1 progress - January to June 2020

  • Improvement works, including the first section of protected cycle lane, began along the southern pavement between Sleaford Street and the Duchess Belle Pub. Utility diversions needed to do this were more complex than expected, so the work is now scheduled to finish in June 2020
  • The temporary protected cycle lane, pedestrian route and a westbound bus stop outside the Bookers Cash and Carry building will continue to be place during this extended period
  • We are working with Battersea Power Station and their contractor to identify ways to reduce the impact of these delays to the completion of Phase 1
  • Battersea Power Station suspended its works on 24 March 2020. In line with TfL/Government guidelines, the contractor FM Conway restarted construction on 18 May 2020
  • FM Conway developed new site procedures to ensure social distancing, based on guidance from the Construction Leadership Council, Public Health England and the Government
  • All activities will be constantly reviewed to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of the workforce, as well as the local community

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 include the Vauxhall Cross gyratory

Completed safety improvements

Collaborating with the London Borough of Wandsworth, we finished interim works in 2017 to improve facilities for people walking and cycling while development works continued in the area.

This included installing more than 40 temporary signs, temporary traffic signals and interim cycling infrastructure.

Future view of Nine Elms