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.