Vauxhall is at the centre of one of Europe’s major areas of regeneration. Delivering jobs and homes for London’s growing population is a vital part of the March 2012 plan for the area.
The council’s ambition is for a greener, safer and more accessible town centre. Instead of an area dominated by a one-way traffic system, it will be pedestrian and cycle-friendly, with a cluster of tall buildings, well connected to the river and parks, with pleasant streets and green spaces.
More homes, jobs and business opportunities
Nearly 3,500 new homes and 8,000 jobs will be created in Vauxhall making a significant contribution to the capital’s economy and providing opportunities for local businesses and residents. To date, over 300 local people have received training, apprenticeships, or jobs in construction and other sectors including hospitality and retail.
New contracts for local firms worth a total of £1.2million have been generated so far with support from Supply Nine Elms, a service that helps Lambeth businesses access new contract opportunities.
New places and spaces for people
Included within new developments will be space for businesses, a cinema, a swimming pool with public access, new public spaces, as well as many more shops, cafés and restaurants. Parks and open spaces are being improved and new galleries and arts venues are adding to Vauxhall’s impressive array of cultural activities. A new health centre is planned as is modernisation of Wyvil Primary School to include a two-form entry expansion.
Better transport interchange
TfL has major investment plans to radically improve the transport network. This includes:
- £40m alterations to Vauxhall Underground Station
- £1bn North Line Extension linking the underground from Kennington to Battersea Power Station
- a new Nine Elms Station in Lambeth.
TfL’s plans for Vauxhall Cross would see the one-way gyratory return to two-way streets, making it safer and easier for people walking, cycling or using public transport. The proposals received broad support from respondents to TfL’s consultations, which can be seen in the final reports:
Visioning Vauxhall Report May 2016
Following consultation with those who live, work and travel through Vauxhall, we have published the Visioning Vauxhall report. In a series of images and maps, it brings to life the changes coming and to show what an improved , thriving riverside town centre could look like in the future, as well showing the changes people told us they wanted to see.
- Visioning Vauxhall Report - May 2016 (PDF, 6.9MB)
- Visioning Vauxhall business workshop - July 2015 (PDF, 77KB)
- Visioning Vauxhall community workshop - June 2015 (PDF, 1.5MB)
The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
Created in 2010 to coordinate and drive forward the transformation of an entire district of Central London stretching from Lambeth Bridge to Battersea Power Station is the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership. Co-chaired by the leaders of Lambeth and Wandsworth Council, it includes:
- the area’s main developers and landowners
- Mayor of London
- Transport for London
- Greater London Authority.
It is responsible for setting and delivering the strategic vision for the area, including the £1 billion infrastructure investment package.
Further information and useful sites
- Construction contacts: Contacts for the development schemes if you have a query.
- Interactive map: This shows developments across the Opportunity Area.
- Northern Line Extension: This will include the new Nine Elms new tube station in Lambeth.
- Thames Tideway Tunnel: A major new sewer urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from pollution. The programme will deliver new public space on the Albert Embankment foreshore and improvements and greening to public space further along the Thames Path towards Battersea.
- Vauxhall Change: This is the public programme delivered by Vauxhall One, the Business Improvement District. Projects include the greening of Vauxhall Walk.