Local residents and businesses are invited to have their say about the most innovative area of riverside redevelopment in London. Two open days on November 24 and 25 will focus on the Vauxhall Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB) redevelopments, providing residents and businesses with a great opportunity to speak with key decision makers and to discuss how they would like to see their local area change.
The multi-million pound redevelopments that make up VNEB form one of London’s largest regeneration programmes – second only to the Olympic site. Over the next twenty years major investment will transform the area bringing with it new businesses and jobs, public spaces, homes and leisure facilities.
This is a complex and long term project with different types of improvements taking place over a number of years. The open days on 24 and 25 November will bring the key people from each area of expertise into one location, making it as easy as possible for local people and local groups to find the information that interests them most.
These free open-to-all events will offer – amongst other things:
- the latest information about the VNEB redevelopments
- an update on the Northern line extension that will link the whole area to the tube network
- a chance to learn more about proposed improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, and local
- public transport users
- information about planned improvements to existing streets and a new linear park
- a 3D model of the whole VNEB area
- an opportunity to discuss the proposals with the VNEB strategy board.
Councillor. Steve Reed, leader of Lambeth Council said: “This is an exciting and ambitious series of redevelopments, and the proposals will bring huge benefits for people who live and work in Lambeth – including a new tube station at Nine Elms, jobs, homes, and leisure facilities. I would strongly urge local people to visit one of these events to find out more and to have a say about the plans”.
Councillor. Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council said: “Vauxhall Nine Elms has begun an extraordinary transformation. Hundreds of acres of underused land are being redeveloped and a brand new residential and business quarter is now taking shape.
“The process will yield thousands of badly needed new homes and jobs for local communities alongside two new Northern Line stations and London’s first linear park. If you want to find out more about these exciting changes then I recommend you put a note in your diary and come to these events.”
The VNEB open days will be held at the Market Towers building, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, SW8 5NQ on Thursday November 24, between 3pm and 8pm, and on Friday November 25, between 8am and 6pm.