Riverlight tops out

riverlightThe Berkeley Homes  development in Nine Elms, Riverlight, has topped out.

The leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia and London Mayor Boris Johnson were in Nine Elms to celebrate the completion of the structural frame of this St James scheme which is on course to finish in 2014.

The completed development will provide 802 new homes, 250 jobs, 45 apprenticeships and £35m towards upgrading local services and transport infrastructure, say the council.

Cllr Govindia said: “Riverlight was one of the very first projects to get underway in this vast regeneration area and it fantastic to see it moving forward at such as a cracking pace.

“We are creating a fantastic new part of the city here which will deliver new jobs and growth for generations to come.”

Riverlight was designed by Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners working alongside landscape designers Gillespie’s. 60 per cent of the five acre site will be public open space.

Tony Pidgley, Chairman of the Berkeley Group, said: “We are creating a new piece of one of the world’s best cities. Somewhere that will grace the river, drive investment, and deliver jobs and homes”.

St James is also creating two developments nearby on the Albert Embankment: the Merano Residences, also designed by Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners, and 20-21 Albert Embankment by Foster + Partners.

Across Nine Elms on the South Bank there are more than 20 development sites under construction or in the planning pipeline.

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