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Charles, Author at Embassy Gardens Residents Association


25 October 2022 0

The revamp of a neighbourhood along the River Thames, with multi-million-pound luxury flats in massive tower blocks, has been slammed as a “huge missed opportunity” to build homes residents actually need. Wandsworth Labour said developers’ interests will not be put ahead of locals after taking control of the authority for the first time in 44 years in May. Schemes like the famous Embassy Gardens -with a Sky Pool in the air between two buildings – were approved under the council’s old Conservative leadership but have long faced criticism from Labour councillors.


21 October 2022 0
Dear Neighbour Please find below a summary of the works taking place across the Battersea Power Station construction site this weekend and into next week.Whilst some of these works may generate noise, a range of measures are in place to help mitigate the potential impact to our neighbours.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Battersea Power Station (Phase 2)Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October – 8am to 4pm working hours
  • Minor works taking place out of public areas over the weekend.
Electric Boulevard (Phase 3)
Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October
  • Facade installation, internal and external works will take place to the buildings to the north of the site.
  • External works, facade installation and internal works will take place to the buildings to the south of the site.
  • General logistics and maintenance will be happening to the north and south side of the site and 24 hour security will be on site throughout the weekend.
Whilst it is anticipated that these works will generate some noise, measures will be in place to mitigate the potential nuisance to our neighbours. Agreed weekend working hours are from 8am to 6pm. 

Monday 24 to Friday 28 October

  • Facade installation and internal works will take place to the buildings to the north of the site.
  • External works, facade installation and internal works will take place to the buildings to the south of the site.
Temporary cabin removal will take place overnight to the south of the site.Whilst it is anticipated that these works will generate some noise, measures will be in place to mitigate the potential nuisance to our neighbours. 
Former Dairy Crest Depot on Sleaford Street (Phase 4a)
Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 
  • Facade works will continue which includes the installation of precast stone and brickwork, aluminium panels and glass reinforced concrete.
  • Installation of stickworks and glazing for the NHS centre.
  • Continuation of internal fit out works.
  • General site logistics including deliveries and the movement of materials.
Weekday working hours are from 8am to 6pm. All planned works will not affect neighbours and no out-of-hours works are planned this week.
Pump House Lane

There are no road closures on Pump House Lane. Circus Road WestThere are no road closures on Circus Road West.

General working hours on-siteIn agreement with London Borough of Wandsworth the main site working hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 5pm
  • Sunday and Bank Holidays: works subject to prior approval by the Council.

Agreed out-of-hours worksThe London Borough of Wandsworth has agreed that works can take place overnight around the Power Station between the hours of 8pm and 8am, including on Saturday and Sunday. Measures are in place to minimise disturbance to our neighbours and the Construction Managers frequently review planned louder works so that they can be carried out during general site working hours.If you have any non-urgent questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this email and we will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.If the matter is urgent, please call the Battersea Power Station construction phone line on 0800 088 4570.Kind regardsBuild Battersea


21 October 2022 0

This is your friendly ticket warning!Over 85% of Saturday night fireworks tickets are goneTickets are set to sell out quicker than ever before – so make sure you book yours whilst you still can.If it’s more of a family affair you’re after, join us on Sunday the 6th of November for Family Night. It has an earlier start time, incredible light display, family themed sing-a-longs and whilst you’re enjoying a warming mulled-wine, the kids can get their sugar fix at Sweetieland.It’s going to be a year to remember, don’t miss out!


Join us at the Battersea Bierkeller!
6PM – 12AMAvailable only to Fireworks Saturday ticket holders, Evolution London will transform into the Battersea Bierkeller for a right knee’s up. Expect banquet tables, cold beer steins and live performances – keep the party going into the night… German-style.Tickets are £15 (plus fees) and are available at the time of booking.

Transport update
As you may have heard, RMT have announced rail strikes on Saturday the 5th of November. But rest assured, there are still many ways to travel to the park including walking, by bus or by tube. Find out the best route for you!The closest tube stations are Battersea Power Station, Victoria and Sloane Square. You can plan your journey here.


Battersea Park Fireworks ticket sales help us raise funds to deliver Enable’s charitable mission of enriched lives through investment in supporting active lifestyles, community events, and the improvement of natural habitats.


21 October 2022 0
Dear NeighbourPlease see below a summary of upcoming works taking place at the R&F One Nine Elms site.Thank you for your patience during the recent works to remove a tower crane from the One Nine Elms site and the associated road closures. Should you have any questions or if you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Upcoming works at One Nine Elms

Hoarding works along Nine Elms Lane

  • Works are continuing along Nine Elms Lane to dismantle the existing hoarding ahead of landscaping works.
  • Pedestrian diversions are in place throughout these works.

River Tower

  • Continued fit out works, including mechanical and electrical installations.

City Tower

  • Façade installation continues on the exterior of the building.
  • Continued fit out works, including mechanical and electrical installations.


  • Continued fit out works, including mechanical and electrical installations.
  • Basement drylining works.

Works planned for Saturday 22 (1pm to 6pm) and Sunday 23 October (10am to 6pm):

  • Saturday 22 October – installation of façade and lifting of materials from deliveries using tower/hoists (1pm to 4pm).
  • Saturday 22 October – works to tower cranes, common tower and hoists (1pm to 6pm).
  • Sunday 23 October – works to tower cranes, common tower and hoists (10am to 6pm).

Out of hours works planned for Monday 24 to Friday 28 October

    • Installation of façade, lifting of materials from deliveries using tower cranes and hoists and concreting pouring  (6pm to 8pm).
    • Delivery and installation of pods (6pm to midnight).

Earlier this month our construction partners for One Nine Elms, Multiplex, were delighted to host a family and friends day on site.An annual event at One Nine Elms, this was an opportunity for the Multiplex team to showcase progress to guests of all ages!More details of the event will feature in our next quarterly update.
Works at Thames City
Phase 2 (Nine Elms Lane side of the site)Our construction partners for Thames City, Mace, have  completed the main works on the N6 building and remaining activity involves the commissioning of building systems and snagging.We will provide further updates on any significant activity.
Normal Working Hours

One Nine ElmsSaturday: 8am to 1pmSunday: No worksMonday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Thames CitySaturday: 8am to 1pmSunday: No worksMonday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Out of Hours Works
The Environment Enforcement Officer has authorised any out of hours works for the Regulatory Services Partnership Serving the London Boroughs of Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth.
The Council has approved a Section 61 application for extended working hours this coming week on the One Nine Elms site. Extended hours have been approved for the installation of façade, lifting of materials from deliveries using tower cranes, common tower and hoists, concrete pours as well as delivery of pods.These works will take place between:
  • Saturday 22 October – 1pm to 6pm
  • Sunday 23 October – 10am to 6pm
  • Monday 24 to Friday 28 October – 6pm to midnight


21 October 2022 0

Latest landmark is the final flourish in the transformation of central London’s largest regeneration area

Leading residential developer London Square, known for its innovative upmarket homes, has unveiled its latest landmark: London Square Nine Elms, at the UK’s hottest new destination in the centre of the capital.
Standing opposite the US Embassy and overlooking a 5.7ha park, London Square Nine Elms is a 23-storey, six-sided tower of white concrete and bronze panels. Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Allies & Morrison, it will join the string of world-renowned landmarks dotting London’s South Bank.


20 October 2022 0

Your front row seat to everything that’s happening at Battersea Power Station this week


Thank you to everyone who visited Battersea Power Station last weekend to celebrate the opening of the Grade II* listed Power Station and Electric Boulevard, our new pedestrianised high street. More than a quarter of a million people came to see inside the London landmark for the first time ever and enjoy the ‘Festival of Power’, which continues on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October, with free family-friendly activities and performances.You can also enjoy some of the capital’s best food trucks at the Festival of Power this weekend, including delicious burgers at Manna, plus Halloumi Bite, Greedy Vegan, Queen of The Crepes and many more serving up delicious street food delights.



The opening celebrations continue! The exciting mix of new brands now open inside Battersea Power Station are hosting special in store events to celebrate the opening of their doors here!  For the little ones, our new neighbourhood bookstore, Battersea Bookshop, will host a children’s book reading and crafts event with Michael Mann, author of Ghostcloud, which is set in a Power Station on Monday 24th October Petit Pli will also be hosting an in-store workshop with printmaker and artist Jonathan Lawes on Saturday 22nd OctoberJoin Theory on Thursday 27th October for a styling workshop with Fashion Features Editor of British Vogue, Laura Hawkins. On Thursday 3rd Novemberlululemon will also be celebrating the opening of its new store with a 5k run with its ambassadors, plus  music, sips, snacks and exclusive goodies. 


SAY HELLO TO KOA AT ELECTRIC BOULEVARD We’re excited to announce that Koa at Electric Boulevard, a new collection of 204 apartments at Battersea Power Station designed by internationally renowned architects, Foster + Partners, launches today! The collection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are full of character with fresh, contemporary interiors grounded in top quality finishes and natural light. Koa is located near to Battersea Power Station’s new Zone 1 London Underground Station, and on our new pedestrianised high street, Electric Boulevard.Get in touch with our sales team on +44 (0)20 7501 0678 to book an appointment to receive further information, or click below to discover more. KOA AT ELECTRIC BOULEVARD


Are you ready to take visiting Battersea Power Station to new heights? Don’t forget to sign up for the pre-sale for our eagerly anticipated chimney lift experience at Battersea Power Station, Lift 109!Lift 109 is set to be one of the most unique experiences in London combining an exhibition space housed in the Power Station’s Art Deco Turbine Hall A with a glass elevator ascent 109m to the top of the Grade II* listed building’s north-west chimney offering stunning panoramic views of London. A birdie tells us it won’t be long now…


To celebrate the Power Station opening, many of our brands are also offering a variety of unmissable offers including the likes of Clean Kitchen Club (did someone say £1 nuggets?), Ace & Tate, L’Occitane, MAC, BOSS, and many more. Click below to discover other exclusive events, prize draws, gifts with purchases and much more.



19 October 2022 0

World Heart Beat premises

World Heart Beat sound opening note

On 31 October 2022, World Heart Beat are opening a new state-of-the-art site at Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms, including the first public concert hall to open in London for over 13 years. An exciting programme of concerts will run from January, showcasing local and emerging artists as well as international stars. And the new space will enable music industry education for thousands of young people, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds in the local area and across the borough of Wandsworth.


Battersea Power Station external

Free entertainment at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station’s Festival of Power continues on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October with performances from 12pm-8pm on the Pavilion Stage facing the river and buskers performing from 10am-6pm.