Planning secured for 201 new homes and 5,250 sq ft of retail space

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The base of Glenn Howells Architects’ 26-storey tower in Nine Elms

Glenn Howells Architects has been given the go ahead for a 26-storey tower with 201 new homes in Nine Elms. 

The south west London scheme, a joint venture betweenVinci UK Developments and St Modwen, is known as Apex 1 and will also include 5,250 sq ft of retail space.

It will be built on land released as a result of the joint venture’s New Covent Garden Market redevelopment. 

Nick Smith, senior development manager at St Modwen, said:  “Apex 1 promises to be a high-quality new scheme for Nine Elms. 

“This latest planning decision means we can deliver new homes for the area while achieving another important milestone for the transformation of New Covent Garden Market.”

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A two-storey pavilion will house retail and amenity space

Apex 1 is the first building of a wider Apex development site, which is adjacent to Grimshaw’s Nine Elms Northern Line tube station, which already has outline consent for 422 homes and 66,000 sq ft of commercial space.

The JV said the scheme includes an “architecturally distinctive” two-storey pavilion to house ground floor retail and a first-floor amenity area for residents, as well as a roof garden.

The development also includes a public realm area providing a landscaped pedestrian link, known as Merchants Way, between the Nine Elms Linear Park and Nine Elms tube station.