Riverlight has been shortlisted for RIBA London Awards 2018.
All shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winning buildings announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 15 May.
Read more at architecture.com.
27/03/2018 18:38 by Buildington
11/10/2017 07:08 by Buildington
New photos of Riverlight!
12/07/2017 10:39 by Buildington
Prices at the Riverlight for the few remaining apartments start from £740,250.
One bedroom 3rd floor completed apartment is currently available for £740,250.
For sales and availability please contact St James.
09/11/2016 08:48 by Buildington
Housing association Viridian has released the first phase of new shared ownership homes at the Riverlight development.
The 116 apartments are now on sale are will be ready for people to move in by the end of July 2016. They include a mix of one and two bedroom properties, all with private balconies, designer kitchens and underfloor heating.
Qualifying local people will be able to purchase these new Thames riverside properties on a part buy - part rent basis, with existing Wandsworth residents given priority over buyers from outside the borough. To see if you qualify click here (link to follow).
The new affordable homes are part of the Riverlight development on Nine Elms Lane, built by St James. This site, which used to be a private industrial estate, also includes the new Nine Elms Tavern, Royal College of Art's StudioRCA, The Battersea Barge and a new stretch of Thames river walk.
Battersea Power Station is next door where a whole new town centre is now being built, complete with a new Tube station and riverbus pier.
Viridian chief executive Nick Apetroaie said: "We are delighted to be able to reveal our very first shared-ownership homes in Nine Elms.
"We know it's difficult for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder in London but, by working with Wandsworth Council, we are now able to offer these fantastic affordable properties to residents in this sought-after part of the capital."
Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: "It's great to see more high quality affordable homes coming onto the market here in Nine Elms. I'm sure these new properties will be in high demand and we have ensured local Wandsworth buyers will be at the front of the queue.
"Just a few short years ago this area had very little housing and the riverside was dominated by a series of inaccessible industrial sites. That is changing fast and we have already welcomed hundreds of new residents and dozens of new businesses. We still have a long way to go before this transformation is complete but already the area is coming to life as a vibrant new part of the South Bank."
It will take over 15 years to build a total of 20,000 new homes planned across Nine Elms on the South Bank, around 4,000 of which will be affordable properties offered to local residents at reduced prices.
The housing supply includes a combination of private sale, private rented sector, student, social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership homes which have been designed to appeal to a range of different markets. The homes completed to date are 100 per cent sold out according to Berkeley Group.
Many new shops, bars, restaurants, public spaces and cultural attractions have now opened up in Nine Elms as the past five years of regeneration work begins to bear fruit.
New arrivals include Damian Hirst's Newport Street Gallery, the Royal College of Art's exhibition space, Waitrose supermarket, Market Porter deli, the Nine Elms Tavern and Little Waitrose.
They will soon be joined by a host of new businesses at Battersea Power Station and The Village Hall, a dedicated space for events, arts, residents and visitors which will be run in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre.
The new US Embassy, also on Nine Elms Lane, is due to complete next year and the Ambassador will begin transferring the first of his 900 strong workforce to the new building before the end of the 2016.
A £1bn upgrade to local services and transport infrastructure is also underway and will provide two new Tube stations, a second riverbus pier, two new primary schools, new health centres, a new cycle and pedestrian network and a new stretch of riverside walk.
The development programme is almost entirely privately funded with virtually no public subsidy. It has been planned and coordinated through the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, a unique partnership between two different councils the GLA, Mayor of London and the area's landowners.
For more information about the apartments please visit www.viridianhousing.org.uk/properties/riverlight-nine-elms-battersea
Source: Berkeley Group
07/06/2016 09:56 by Buildington
Only three apartments left!
09/02/2015 07:32 by Buildington
Have you seen Riverlight's new website at www.riverlightlondon.com? We have also added an image of the advertisement from today's Evening Standard's Homes & Property section.
26/09/2012 22:21 by Buildington
Mayor Boris Johnson leads ground-breaking at Riverlight:Kick-off time for central London's biggest regeneration programme.
Riverlight becomes the first scheme to start construction in the massive Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area, with a ground breaking ceremony today (8 September) led by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Other VIPs include the development's architect Lord Richard Rogers, Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, Tony Pidgley, Chairman of the Berkeley Group and Sean Ellis, Managing Director of St James, the site's developer.
The groundbreaking at Riverlight will unlock huge financial investment in this area beside Battersea Power Station. VNEB will create 16,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs over the next decade. The Berkeley Group, which already builds 20% of all new homes in the capital, is investing £300 million in this area.
Riverlight is set to become one of the capital's most desirable riverside locations. Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and located on the bank of the Thames, next to Battersea Power Station, the development is centered around six elegant pavilions. There are external glass elevators and every apartment has at least one balcony, exploiting panoramic views of London and the river.
The scheme will also boost public access to the river. Remarkably, 60% of the whole development will be devoted to public open space, with a new riverside walk and a pocket park. Three artists have been employed to help enhance the strong sense of place.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "The design standard on this inaugural site in the regeneration of Nine Elms is absolutely spot on, with vast amounts of public space for everyone in the capital to enjoy sitting happily alongside well designed good quality housing."
Tony Pidgley, Chairman of the Berkeley Group, said: "Our intention is to create a place that will grace the Thames, drive investment, and deliver new homes and jobs. We want this to be a world-class example of place-making. It will set a benchmark for the whole regeneration area."
The idea of place-making is at the heart of every development undertaken by St James. A new document published today sets out 10 principles of place-making that inform the distinctive approach taken by all of the companies within the Berkeley Group.
Riverlight itself will provide 752 homes including one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments, alongside a hotel, restaurants, shops and a creche set in landscaped gardens. There will be 99 affordable homes each built to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Residents of the apartments will have access to a clubhouse featuring a state of the art gymnasium, swimming pool and holistic spa, a digital entertainment suite with private cinema and virtual golf, a spacious lounge and a library.
Graham Stirk, Project Director, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners said; "Riverlight seeks to achieve a contemporary architectural language that creates its own rhythm, articulation and colouration, defining a unique character and relationship to its riverside context."
The site is located less than a mile from Battersea Park and the Houses of Parliament. Vauxhall Underground and Battersea Park Overground Station are both a short walk away (0.6 miles) and two new proposed Northern Line stations will link Riverlight to the City and London's West End in less than 20 minutes, together with a new footbridge to St George's Square in Pimlico.
09/09/2011 21:03 by Buildington
New residential development on the South Bank of the River Thames, next to Battersea Power Station.
13/07/2011 21:37 by Buildington