Horticultural hype across the South Bank


Chelsea Fringe celebrates Nine Elms’ flourishing green projects on the South Bank.

The Chelsea Fringe is an alternative gardening festival, on the back of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which brings together a “series of local gardening and green fingered activities”. It is the third year the festival has come to Nine Elms and is running from 16 May – 7 June 2015. This year the festival will celebrate the area’s flourishing green projects and offer a glimpse of Nine Elms’ future landscape, which residents at Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point will enjoy.

There are 16 different activities taking place along Nine Elms on the South Bank – ranging from Hugo Bugg’s garden parties and green-fingered potting courses, through to large-scale installations and performances. The Fringe festival highlights the vast and exciting regeneration works currently underway in Nine Elms and along the Thames River Path.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, refers to the regeneration as “the greatest transformational story in the world’s greatest city”. The Nine Elms regeneration is being driven by the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, which is co-chaired by leaders of the Wandsworth and Lambeth council. It also includes the Mayor of London, Transport for London, the Greater London Authority and the main landowners and developers of the area – including Barratt London. Nine Elms on the South Bank will become a “green and walkable district with a thoughtfully integrated network of parks, public squares, footpaths, cycle lanes… and variety of outdoor recreation spaces”.

Nine Elms Point is contributing to the regeneration of the Nine Elms area. Residents will benefit from the convenient Zone 1 location, with the future Nine Elms underground station nearby and a flagship Sainsbury’s superstore below the development. Nine Elms Point is made up of 645one-bedroom suites, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses, most with a balcony or terrace for residents to enjoy views over the new landscaped gardens.

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