Nine Elms open for business
Now that the US Embassy has formally opened, how is Nine Elms developing? Property developers, EcoWorld Ballymore, take a look.
From architectural innovation to transatlantic politics, the spotlight never seems to be far from Nine Elms. London’s newest neighbourhood continues to attract global attention, reflective of its remarkable transformation from industrial thoroughfare to thriving Thames-side community.
The diplomatic hub
The opening of the new US Embassy in January this year was a defining moment for both Nine Elms and the capital. Situated adjacent to the new Embassy Gardens development, the unique building is symbolic not only of US-UK relations but of the modernisation of diplomacy and the willingness of governments to embrace new places. The area’s newest residents have arrived at the ideal time to experience the new commercial, creative and cultural vibrancy that Nine Elms has to offer.
Nine Elms represents solid investment potential. Indeed, the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station will cut journey times to central London dramatically, while Vauxhall station is 10 minutes on foot from the new Embassy.
Some of the world’s largest companies have demonstrated their desire to become a part of the Nine Elms transformation, with technology giant Apple leading the way. The world’s most valuable company has announced plans to open a new HQ at Battersea Power Station, shifting London’s tech centre to the south. Further growth will be generated as a result of Penguin Random House’s arrival. The renowned publisher plans to occupy a 83,400 sq. ft. space in One Embassy Gardens, moving all its London employees to Nine Elms and Vauxhall by the end of 2019, suggesting that business confidence in the area is sky high.
A lifestyle of choice
While the new US Embassy has caught most of the headlines, anticipation has been building surrounding the completion of the Embassy Gardens Sky Pool. The Sky Pool is a ground-breaking feat of engineering and design, forging new territory as the first suspended residential swimming pool in the world. Entirely transparent and structure free, a swim in the pool is intended to replicate that of an aquarium, providing a totally unique view of the capital from 10 storeys up. Linking two residential buildings, the Sky Pool is the pinnacle of residential amenities.
Embassy Gardens, EcoWorld Ballymore’s landmark development, is at the heart of the Nine Elms regeneration project. The development will provide nearly 2,000 new homes for Londoners when finished and the first phase of the development is already complete and occupied. The developers are committed to the creation of a lifestyle destination defined by design, culture and quality. 2017 saw the curation of a series of eclectic events, from DJ workshops to fashion shows and a street food market. This year will be no different, with events such as the opening of the new Linear Park suggestive that Embassy Gardens will continue to be at the heart of Nine Elms’ cultural, commercial and creative growth.
NEWS: Embassy Gardens to host special event
EcoWorld Ballymore, the developers behind Embassy Gardens, are hosting a special event in Nine Elms on February 27, 6pm - 9pm, celebrating the US Embassy and the Embassy Gardens development, and you're invited! See their below flyer for details: