Stewarts Road Study — Nine Elms Opportunity Area, London

London Borough of Wandsworth

URS Consulting / Knight Frank

5th Studio were appointed, as part of a team led by URS Consulting, to develop a comprehensive strategy for improving and intensifying the Stewarts Road industrial area. The study area lies within the Victoria / Nine Elms / Battersea Opportunity Area, expected to be one of the most significant areas of re-development within London over the coming decades, with major projects including the redevelopments of Battersea Power Station and New Covent Garden Market, and the future US Embassy.

Stewarts Road industrial area, with Battersea power station in the background

Traversed by a web of railway lines connecting to Waterloo and Victoria, the site itself is home to a diverse range of employment functions. It is uniquely located, as a strategic industrial location, in terms of its proximity to Central London. The objective of this study was to identify development opportunities and public realm / infrastructure interventions that can help the area to maximise this competitive advantage, whilst also negotiating a more successful relationship with its residential neighbours.

Its transformation into an intensified and high quality employment location is seen as being vital to enable the strategic aims and objectives of the regeneration of the wider area.



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