Battersea Power Station development scoops economic growth award
Published: 8 June 2018
A new neighbourhood in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth has been praised for promoting economic growth in a major awards ceremony.
Circus West Village, the first completed phase of the Battersea Power Station development, was named at the
Planning Awards as the best development which has ‘improved or is likely to improve the physical or environmental quality of a place or the economic or social well-being of a community’.
The development includes 865 homes and a new quarter of independent shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.
Up to 20,000 jobs are being created in a bid to help generate sustained economic growth for the local community as part of the wider Nine Elms area, which will deliver 6.5m sq ft of commercial space.
The award-winning work includes bringing back into use 16 railway arches under Grosvenor Bridge and renting them out to independent businesses to create a pedestrianised street of chain-free cafes, shops and restaurants and local pop-up shops.
The Leader of Wandsworth Council, Cllr Ravi Govindia said: "I am delighted that a Nine Elms neighbourhood has been nationally recognised for the long-lasting economic benefits that it will have on the local area.
"The Council has worked closely with Battersea Power Station to ensure that local people benefit from the jobs created and to encourage independent businesses to locate in Circus West Village.
"We will be continuing to focus our efforts on developing a vibrant and thriving new town centre at Nine Elms for local residents and visitors who will also benefit from the additional economic benefits of the transport connections that the Northern Line extension will bring in 2020."
The delivery of Circus West Village by Battersea Power Station Development Company in spring 2017 is the first step in an eight-phase project investing £9bn in developing a new commercial and residential quarter over a 42 acre former industrial site around the iconic Battersea Power Station.
For more information on the Nine Elms redevelopment area, visit http://www.nineelmslondon.com/