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KPF’s One Nine Elms scheme revealed

[First look] KPF’s scheme to redevelop the site Vauxhall’s 1970s Market Towers in south London has been unveiled

The project on the corner of Nine Elms Lane and Wandsworth Road is part of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area masterplan where up to 16,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs are mooted.

Dubbed One Nine Elms, the mixed-use scheme features residential apartments, a hotel, a public square and shops, restaurants and cafés.

It is understood the scheme could be up to 40-storeys high with approximately 70,000m² of floor area. A public exhibition of the proposal runs until Saturday 17 September.

The 1975 GMW-designed Market Towers building would be demolished to make way for the scheme. The skyscraper was designed as an administrative block for the adjoining New Covent Garden Market which is now planned for redevelopment by Foster + Partners and Neil Tomlinson Architects.

The 0.7 hectare site is owned by Green Properties and CIT has been appointed to as the development partner for the project.

Nearby projects include Kerian Timberlake’s proposed new US Embassy building and residential projects by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Rolfe Judd.

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