Plans for nearly 2,000 homes, a brand new state primary school and a 3.3 acre public park in the Nine Elms regeneration zone were approved.
Plans for up to 1,870 homes, a brand new state primary school and a 3.3 acre public park in the Nine Elms regeneration zone were approved by Wandsworth Council on Monday.
The 13 acre site will also provide space for new shops, businesses, postal services, cafes, restaurants, bars and a variety of sports and leisure centres.
The developer will pay approximately £50million towards improving the local transport and community infrastructure.
The majority will go towards the planned Northern Line extension which will create two new tube stations in Nine Elms.
Battersea and Nine Elms are going through drastic changes in the near future with even the U.S Embassy choosing this destination for its new home.
Nine Elms programme director, Helen Fisher, is excited about the future development.
She said: “The scale of the transformation is truly remarkable and this latest planning approval adds further momentum to our regeneration programme.”
The masterplan, by Allies & Morrison Architects, also includes up to 168 affordable rental homes, 112 intermediate rental homes and £500,000 towards further local initiatives.
A lot of hard work is continuing in Nine Elms with 1,000 new homes currently being built, a figure that could reach close to 14,000 in the coming years.
This latest approval on the site currently occupied by the Royal Mail would be a leap towards that target.
Ms Fisher said: “The rebirth of this forgotten part of central London is a significant step closer.”