Riverlight, Wandsworth

Once an industrial and warehousing site, Riverlight now provides 812 mixed tenure homes and a fantastic new stretch of London's South Bank.

Creating an attractive and welcoming environment was central to the masterplan, with 70% of the site given over to open space, including landscaped gardens, a pocket park, a public piazza and a riverside walk.

A new riverside pub, The Nine Elms Tavern, draws people in from across Nine Elms and Riverlight's cultural development strategy has seen the Royal College of Art open a unique studio and exhibition space on the site. This has been a focal point for the local community and added to the area's emerging arts scene. Riverlight also includes a crèche, shop, two restaurants, a café and an innovative series of fun and quirky artworks which double as children's play spaces and seating.

Key Facts

  • 5 acres
  • 812 mixed tenure homes including shared ownership and private
  • 3.7 acres of landscaped public realm including a new stretch of the South Bank
  • Art studio and exhibition space
  • Crèche, restaurants, café and the first new pub in the Nine Elms regeneration area
  • £43million contribution to infrastructure and services 
Sustainability - Case Studies - Riverlight