Nine Elms Point is ‘Built for Life’


Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point SW8 is awarded the prestigious Built for Life commendation 

Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point development was yesterday awarded a prestigious Built for Life commendation: a government-endorsed accolade for well-designed homes and a recognised industry seal of excellence. 

Nine Elms is identified as an area of central London requiring re-invigoration. The Nine Elms regeneration will transform the area into a desirable place to live, work and spend time in.

Planning Minister, Nick Boyes MP comments “Building for Life principles show the importance of good design in creating vibrant places and beautiful buildings and the benefits it can bring in making development acceptable to people living next door. They are an incredibly useful guide for all involved in development and bring big benefits for both builders and buyers.”

Nine Elms Point has been awarded this commendation in recognition of its considerate and intelligent planning strategy. The 737-home scheme integrates the neighbourhood by creating links to Vauxhall and Battersea, and new transport links through the proposed Nine Elms Underground station. Residents will be able to enjoy green open spaces which have been influenced by the existing views as well as a proposed Farmers Market, basement car-parking and cycle storage.

The Built for Life Awards recognise exceptional design standards in new build residential property. A government-endorsed guide for developers, Built for Life aims to ensure new homes and their neighbourhoods are as attractive, functional and sustainable as possible. Only designs that properly address 12 key design issues can use the Built for Life kitemark: a sign of a good place to live with new, well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.

Building for Life 12 key design issues are:
1. Connections
2. Facilities and services
3. Public transport
4. Meeting local housing requirements
5. Character
6. Working with the site and its context
7. Creating well defined streets and spaces
8. Easy to find your way around
9. Streets for all
10. Car parking
11. Public & private spaces
12. External storage and amenity space