The urban design strategy for the Capital Building, Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms is derived from a clearly defined master plan vision and strategic objectives policy that guided the establishment of a development framework for the wider Nine Elms Area.
The site is locatedin south west London in the London Brough of Wandsworth (LBW), to the south of the River Thames, on the southern side of Nine Elms Lane;
The Site is part of a wider area that lies within the Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea Opportunity Area (VNEBOA) as identified by the Greater London Authority (GLA) in the London Plan. This OA includes Battersea Power Station (to the east and south west of the Site), New Covent Garden Market and Flower Market (to the north and southeast of the Site) and Vauxhall Station Area(to the noeth east of the Site, extending into London Borough of Lambeth and up to Lambeth Bridge);
There are three building plots withinb this phase of the Master Plan development, each consisting of between two and four residential towers over two storey podium levels. The buildings vary in height and character and are influenced by the architecture of Manhatten’s Meatpacking District and London’s Edwardian mansion blocks, constructed of brick rather than glass and steel, to suggest permanence and solidity, with communal courtyards (at podium levels) and planted green roofs;
Each of the three building plots, within this development phase, have each been designed by a different Achitectural firm,. Providing each building their own character within a limited pallet of materials, providing both a variety of design with a commonality of detail;
Reddy Architecture + Urbanisim have been engaged to carry the development of the Capital Building through, from post Planning, through Building Control, Construction and Final approval and handover