Those who travel down Nine Elms Lane will see that the old car showroom has been cleared and there is now a large empty area. Part of this area is for Ballymore an Irish developer proposing to develop out a 15 acre site and the Americans are proposing to use a further 5 acres adjacent.
The new American Embassy should start to be built in 2014 and be completed by 2017 and some might argue that for good or for ill it is the U.S. Embassy (and not Battersea Power Station, empty for decades) which is the critical lynchpin of the Vauxhall Nine Elms re-development.
The blue and white dash markings are the proposed routes to and from the Embassy area and there are faint circles on the map above showing the walking times to various areas in Vauxhall and Stockwell. Each circle moving up in 5 minute increments.
Would any resident feeling energetic please give it a go- walking to Sainsbury’s down the back and through the flower market car park?
A 20 minute ++ walk seems somewhat conservative?