Brace of Nine Elms Projects revealed
Rolfe Judd and Allies and Morrison have unveiled their latest projects within the huge Nine Elms regeneration area in south London
Allies and Morrison is planning to redevelop a Royal Mail sorting office in the centre of the redevelopment zone south of the Thames while Rolfe Judd is proposing a towers scheme for a site currently occupied by a Sainsbury’s supermarket and car park.
Currently in the early planning stages, Allies and Morrison’s ‘Nine Elms Parkside’ masterplan for a 5.2-hectare Royal Mail sorting office site proposes 2,400 residential units with a 2.5 hectare public realm.
The project marks the first fruits of a £15 million ‘All-Stars’ framework appointed last September to capitalise on the logistic company’s prime real estate.
The mixed-use scheme will sit between the Rafael Viñoly-masterplanned Battersea Power Station redevelopment project and Kieran Timberlake’s new American Embassy scheme.
Nearby, Rolfe Judd is planning a residential towers scheme for a site currently occupied by a Sainsbury’s supermarket and car park but is tipped to be the location for a new Nine Elms underground station sitting on the planned Northern Line Extension.
The mixed-use project, currently open to public consultation, will create up to 800 apartments, retail and office spaces and a new supermarket store with rooftop gardens.
It is understood that in the Royal Mail pipeline are further projects to redevelop postal sites at Bromley-by-Bow, Mount Pleasant in Clerkenwell and Rathbone Place just off Oxford Street. Architects on its framework – which include Foreign Office Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, KPF, Wilkinson Eyre Make, Terry Farrell & Partners and others – are likely to be working up the plans.