Riverlight Vauxhall
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Riverlight Vauxhall
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Riverlight London

June 18, 2021In Blog, Lifestyle

Riverlight London is a new residential development, directly on the riverfront in the heart of the new Nine Elms on the South Bank district, London’s largest and most exciting regeneration area.

Riverlight lies not only at the centre of the best of London today, but also at the heart of its future. Everything the City has to offer is minutes away – restaurants run by the world’s finest chefs from Gordon Ramsay to Alain Ducasse, museums with natural history to modern art, Royal Parks to the new Olympic stadium, the culture of the South bank to the excitement of the shops and theatres of the West End. Riverlight – a riverside setting at the heart of a cosmopolitan London life.

Riverlight has been announced as a London and National Award winner of the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2018.

Riverlight transforms a triangular, five-acre industrial estate – close to Battersea Power Station on the south bank of the River Thames – into a residential-led mixed use development, creating a transition between the large footprints of the power station and the smaller residential developments to the east.

The scheme includes 813 homes, underground parking, crèche, restaurants, bars, a food store and other retail spaces. It incorporates a river walk and landscaping to take full advantage of its location and create attractive public spaces for the local community. The development is made up of six buildings, arranged in a rising-form composition, ranging in height from 12 to 20 storeys and giving the development a varied skyline. Around 60 per cent of the scheme is designated as public open space.

The architectural expression takes its cue from the former industrial warehouse buildings that lined the river. The language is of simple robust structures which emphasise their construction. Buildings are divided into three distinct zones: top, middle, and base. Top levels are lightweight, two-storey structures with gull-wing roofs; mid levels are represented as concrete floors expressed every two storeys, with intermediate floors expressed as lightweight steel balconies.

In landscape terms, each area of the development is conceived as having its own distinct character. The newly created river walk – slightly raised to allow views over the river wall to the Thames – brings a 17m-wide boulevard to a previously underused part of the waterfront. Commercial and community uses at street level – including restaurants, bars and cafés arranged around the dock inlet, as well as a food store, crèche and business suite – attract visitors onto the site and animate the public areas of the scheme.

Source: berkeleygroup.co.uk

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