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Located in Nine Elms, London’s largest transformation project, Nine Elms Point comprises residential, retail and office space as well as the new underground station entrance for the Northern line extension.
At the heart of the 13 acre site is a new Sainsbury’s superstore. The residential arrangement of seven buildings, from seven to thirty seven storeys, is adjacent and above the store. An extensive roof terrace of beautifully landscaped gardens provides a peaceful sanctuary.
The new, replacement store is re-positioned to face Wandsworth Road, to connect closely with the new transport link. This also enabled the design of a larger store with more choice and services.
The shopping experience takes inspiration from an agora, in ancient Greek culture the agora was the central ‘gathering place’, where people assembled for artistic or political reasons and later to trade. The design features an atrium which is the front door to the store and cleverly allows for efficient access from the hidden car park and the road, as well as presenting the activity of the store. At ground floor level kiosks provide further activity and are visible to the street.
New improvements to the public spaces include a pedestrian route, landscaped square and crossings on Wandsworth Road. The superstore and many of the new homes are complete with the tallest tower and the new Nine Elms tube station under construction.
Contact: Charles Graham, Matthew Gray