One Thames City, Nine Elms, NW8

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Global property developers R&F Properties (UK) and CC Land are proud to unveil One Thames City, one of the largest mixed-use schemes to be built in the UK, a thriving new district for central London and the eastern hub of the Nine Elms regeneration programme.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), One Thames City is formed of 12 buildings comprising more than 1,400 new homes, shops, restaurants and 120,000 sq ft of commercial space, centred around 2.5 acres of public open space within a new `Linear Park’. 

Placing wellness and open space at the heart of this Zone One London location, a Great Lawn, network of walkways, cycle paths and intimate green spaces along the river will provide residents and the public a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Agent JLL has been appointed to advise on sales for the development.

A new landmark for London living 

Forming a new landmark for London’s riverside skyline, No.8 – one of the city’s tallest residential buildings set over 53 storeys – is the first building to launch at One Thames City, comprising a collection of 298 premium one to five-bedroom apartments. 

With interiors by HBA Residential, the international residential specialist of Hirsch Bedner Associates, the open-plan and flexible spaces have each been delivered to a high-specification and finish. Boasting unrivalled and panoramic views across the River Thames, natural light floods through each home through floor-to-ceiling windows, and residents will also benefit from large terraces to truly and bring the outdoors in.

Residents of No.8 One Thames City will further have access to a wealth of five-star services and amenities, including spa wellness centre consisting of relaxation and treatment rooms, a large swimming pool with separate kids pool, steam, sauna and jacuzzi, gym with yoga and dance studios, level 39 sky lounge, podium private dining, private lounge and bar with private wine store, cinema, karaoke, business centre, library, kids play and 24-hour concierge, in addition to a private entrance lobby, extensive podium roof gardens and 2 private podium courtyards with secure valet parking.

Guan Zhixiong, chairman of R&F Properties UK: said: 

“Nine Elms is the most exciting new neighbourhood in central London and, creating a new template for city living, One Thames City plays an important role in its evolution to become a thriving place to live, work and visit. ”

“We are proud to bring together the finest world-class experts and use our global design experience to create One Thames City, a new landmark on London’s skyline, and destination which sets the benchmark for contemporary urban living.”

“As we positively look towards a post-pandemic world, wellness and sustainability will be a driving force for change within communities; at One Thames City we have sought to curate a public waterside destination – and new home to many – that uniquely integrates an abundance of green space within a central Zone One London location.”

Dickie Wong, deputy chairman and executive director of CC Land, said: 

“One Thames City fits perfectly with CC Land’s strategy of investing in world-leading locations and best in class developments.

“We always invest for the long-term, taking a generational view of real estate, and supporting the regeneration of Nine Elms fits in well with our overall strategic goals.”

Nine Elms is the most ambitious regeneration project undertaken in London. Taking advantage of its prime central and riverside location, it will transform the area, introducing new transport links and public spaces to create a vibrant destination.

One Thames City is perfectly positioned to access all that London has to offer with proximity to the new Nine Elms Tube Station – opening later this year – and Vauxhall station, new residents will have quick and easy access to the West End and City of London in less than 10 minutes.

Peter Gibney, JLL director, said: 

“Nine Elms has long been recognised as one of London’s most exciting opportunity growth areas. The enviable waterside location just a short walk from Chelsea, Belgravia and Westminster positions Nine Elms at the heart of London’s prime market. 

“The area is now moving into an exciting new phase where the vision is becoming a reality. With important milestones the opening of the Northern Line Extension this year, people are about to see this incredible area unveiled in all its glory. 

“One Thames City is the last major piece of the puzzle which will enable the linear Park to be completed. It promises to deliver vibrant streetscape together with unique landscaping and architecture which will be a beautiful addition to this exciting new district.”

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