Nine Elms on the South Bank is the westernmost of the Mayor of London’s Opportunity Area south of the river. The regeneration of 500 acres of brownfield land will provide 20,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs over the next ten years.

The Diocese of Southwark is investing at a local and strategic level to develop community hubs across Nine Elms to build community cohesion and to offer interaction between existing residents and businesses and the new emerging communities.

So far a number of projects are at an early stage. In partnership with a major developer, Vauxhall One, we are progressing ideas for a new cultural centre based in the local parish church in the Tall Buildings Cluster in Vauxhall.

We are working with the team at Battersea Power Station on how we might help bring aspects of wholeness and wellbeing into the mix of community uses offered in the new Circus West Village Hall.

And we are looking for development partners across the area willing to join us in offering interfaith support to the temporary working communities across the area.

Rev Leighton Carr, Dean of Regeneration and Emerging Communities