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Sky Gardens Nine Elms
Vauxhall Sky Gardens.jpg
Under construction in 2016
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Architectural style Modern
Town or city London, SW8
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°28′53″N 0°07′39″W / 51.481469°N 0.127577°W / 51.481469; -0.127577
Construction started 2014
Opening 2017
Owner Fraser Property Development UK
Roof 120 m AGL (394 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 36
Design and construction
Architecture firm Careyjones Chapmantolcher (CJCT)
Main contractor Mace Group
Awards and prizes Best Housing Project

Sky Gardens Nine Elms is a residential and retail tower in Nine Elms, within the borough of Lambeth, London. The scheme has been designed by architects Careyjones Chapmantolcher (CJCT) and developed by Fraser Property Development UK. Its construction was part of a wider regeneration of the Nine Elms area of London. The building is 120 metres (390 ft) in height.

Background and design

Fraser Property Development UK proposed plans for Sky Gardens in 2008, designed by Amin Taha Architects and Careyjones Chapmantolcher. These plans included a tower of 120 metres (390 ft)) using only glass cladding. However, in 2010, revised plans were proposed, designed solely by Careyjones Chapmantolcher.

In 2010, Lambeth Borough Council granted planning permission for new proposals which consisted of a 36 storey tower, 239 residential apartments as well as 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft) of office space on the first seven floors of the tower. The building would not be clad entirely from glass, and retail space would form part of the scheme, with a low rise element adding affordable housing.

The name given to the development is taken from the 2,500 sq m gardens on its top floor. The gardens include an area for residents to grow a weekly salad box each for nine months of year.

In 2014, Sky Gardens won 'Best Housing Project' at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards.


Construction began in 2014 after construction company Mace were awarded the contract to build the development. The building topped out in 2016. Construction was completed in April 2017.


Sky Gardens is located on the corner of Wyvil Road and Wandsworth Road. The nearest station is Vauxhall.

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