London public-private partnership recognised by MIPIM UK/Estates Gazette Awards
The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership has been named public-private partnership of the year in the MIPIM UK/Estates Gazette Awards. The Awards recognise developers and their public and private sector partners for their contributions to revitalising cities and towns across the UK.
Established in 2010, the partnership includes over 200 people and is arguably the largest body of this nature in the UK. It comprises several major developers, Wandsworth and Lambeth councils, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority.
Home to Battersea Power Station and New Covent Garden Market, Nine Elms on the South Bank is also set to include the new US Embassy and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as well as a new town centre at Vauxhall.
Under-utilised industrial land is now making way for new public squares, parks, schools, underground stations, homes and businesses, says the partnership, ‘which will drive growth and create more jobs and homes’.
‘From securing a £1bn financial guarantee from the Treasury, to planning a district-wide network of parks and gardens – this partnership has proved it can deliver,’ says Councillor Ravi Govindia, co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and leader of Wandsworth Council.
Councillor Lib Peck, fellow co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and Leader of Lambeth Council, says the award is recognition of genuine collaboration between the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partners, ‘and our ambition not only to deliver a fantastic new district for London but also a wide range of benefits to local people, including jobs, two new town centres, improved transport and new green space’.