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​Selencky Parsons gets go-ahead for Nine Elms substation

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Plans by emerging practice Selencky Parsons for a new electricity substation in Nine Elms, south London, have been given council approval

The 66kV primary substation – part of the electrical generation and distribution system for the burgeoning development area  – was granted permission by Wandsworth Council.

The multicoloured building will sit next to New Covent Garden Flower Market.

Selencky Parsons director Sam Selencky said: ‘The design, which references the tulip fields that supply the flower market, features striated concrete walls punctuated with pocket gardens, and a folded perforated aluminium roof screen.

‘The building is designed to be viewed from above from the surrounding new developments and the mainline railway, as well as from street level.’

Work is expected to start on site early next year, with completion scheduled for summer 2017.

Project data

Location Nine Elms, London
Type of project 66kV Primary Substation
Client Vinci St. Modwen
Architect Selencky Parsons
Planning consultant GL Hearn
Gross internal floor area 640m²
Start on site date Early next year
Completion date Summer 2017

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