|The Nine Elms development by night, from the south west|
|And here it is by day (a couple of months ago…there's even less view now!)|
Yes, those lovely folk who are nibbling away at the chimneys of Battersea Power Station, and erecting a sort of Berlin Wall of apartment blocks along the southern banks of the Thames from Chelsea to Vauxhall bridges, are giving local residents the chance to hear how their lives are about to be made even more blissful.
I adore the Nine Elms website, especially this bit which makes the very fair point that "We're the most central part of London that nobody knows about … yet!"
Yes, indeed, take that "yet", Robert Elms! Put it in your big BBC Radio London pipe and smoke it!
Oh lord, for sure, we are all nobodies, we live here, but nobody knows about us or how close we are to Parliament!
It's great to know that the multi-national team who are re-developing this big strip of brown fields land are slugging it out in our corner.
Anyway that's enough cynicism for this week. Later today I shall be heading for the ROSE Community Centre off Stewart's Road for a chance to look at models of the finished development, and to hear about job opportunities - and talk to some of the folk involved in building this new utopia on the Battersea marshlands.
Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership Open Days
Tuesday July 14, 2015 3pm - 8pm
Wednesday July 15, 2015 8am - 6pm
ROSE Community Centre, Ascalon Street, London SW8 4DJ