Nine Elms Over Station Development
As part of the Northern Line Extension a new London Underground station will be created on Wandsworth Road at Nine Elms. Transport for London Property Ltd submitted a planning application to London Borough of Lambeth to provide 332 residential units across four blocks, three of which would be above the London Underground station. The fourth block includes approximately 5,300 sqm of office floorspace.
A key part of the proposal was to create a new public square and new pedestrian and cycle routes between Wandsworth Road and the new developments within the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area.
Vectos acted as transport consultant to Transport for London Property Ltd. Given the proposed development was above and adjacent to a new London Underground station, and limited car parking would be provided, the impact on the local transport network was not the main challenge.
Due to the constraints imposed by the new London Underground station it was necessary to develop a servicing strategy that encompassed two locations and minimised the potential for conflict with pedestrians. This required significant design input and the preparation of a detailed Delivery Servicing Plan.
Another aspect of the development affected by the constraints of the new station was car parking. It was not possible to meet the London Plan standards for disabled parking and cycle parking within the proposed basement. As such, a mechanism was proposed within the draft Car Park Management Plan submitted as part of the Transport Assessment accompanying the planning application to allow for the provision of both to be adjusted to meet future demand.
The project was granted planning permission on 16 May 2016.