Nine Elms Parkside

Published 22nd August 2022

The major Nine Elms development spans 227 hectares across London’s Southbank and is the largest regeneration zone in Central London. Characterised by striking modern architecture and spectacular views of the Thames, the site comprises 1,870 homes and commercial spaces, including shopping, a five-star hotel, parks and walkways for the public to enjoy.

Our building services, structural and environmental teams provided expert support for this prestigious scheme, as well as acting as Environmental Consultant and Principal Designer on the remediation of the former gasworks.

Part of the initial tranche of developments, Blocks B and D will provide approximately 900 new residential units for the private rental sector arranged across buildings ranging from 9- to 17-storeys above ground level and will also incorporate private balconies and terraces. Each block includes 450 prime PRS units, and the scheme was developed with the client to review and fulfil their brief.

Maximising amenity spaces was a key consideration from the outset, with the aspiration to be ‘best in class’, and the blocks’ interior designs were carried out by two separate designers to ensure differing concepts, while maintaining the same high-quality finish. Both blocks incorporate a range of community and amenity facilities, including event space, lounges, hubs, Wi-Fi and work zones, community garden, children’s playroom, dog wash and games room, in addition to a 24-hour gym and rooftop swimming pools.

Our team worked with Greystar and their contracting partner, Telford Homes, to develop the concept design and the Employers Requirements. These were then developed to Stage 3, before Telford Homes developed the Stage 4 design. From Stage 4a and beyond, Waterman was novated to Telford Homes as part of the contractor team to complete the design, whilst the Client Monitoring team was also retained by Greystar. Our experts reviewed a variety of options and developed the specification to meet Greystar’s aspirations, whilst understanding the cost constraints of the development.

Client: Greystar

Architect: Allies and Morrison