draft Vauxhall SPD consultation - exhibition panels - Lambeth Council
Vauxhall is changing Character areas The SPD divides the area into six character areas according to their shared characteristics. Central Embankment With exciting businesses and activity in the railway arches, the area can create a lively route along the viaduct and reinforce the existing neighbourhood centre along Black Prince Road. Proposals include: Improvements to existing green spaces, and encouraging active use of railway arches surrounding Pedlars Park. Improvements to the Albert Embankment to reduce the perception of a car dominated environment, e.g. street trees and widening of footpaths. New public spaces created along the riverside, e.g. at the bottom of Black Prince Road. New vibrant pedestrian route running along the western edge of the railway viaduct. Around 450 new homes and at least 2,130 jobs (including construction jobs). Northern Gateway An important landmark and entrance to the Vauxhall area. Proposals include: Improvements to Lambeth Community Park, including new entrance and children’s play area. Opening up of two railway arches. Around 340 new homes and approximately 630 jobs (including construction jobs). Spring Gardens Sitting on the northern edge of the district centre, it has sizeable opportunities for riverside development and can offer a range of leisure and entertainment activities. Proposals include: Pascal Place The most southerly area within the SPD, on the edge of the tall building cluster and close to new developments in Nine Elms. Proposals include: The location for the station for the new Northern Line extension on Pascal Street. Vauxhall Cross Featured on previous panel. Improved public space along the Albert Embankment to support activity along the pedestrian route to the west of the railway viaduct. New buildings along the Albert Embankment and the riverfront should vary in height and set back, with new opportunities for open spaces. Around 600 new homes and at least 1,950 jobs (including construction jobs). New routes will be opened up through the railway arches to the river. Around 540 new homes and at least 770 jobs (including construction jobs). Miles Street To the south of Vauxhall Cross, Miles Street will link the rediscovered town centre with the newly proposed Linear Park. Proposals include: New urban square at junction of Parry Street and Wandsworth Road, surrounded with 2-storey active retail frontages and spaces for people to eat, drink and relax. A safe and protected pedestrian route to the proposed Linear Park and a new route through the viaduct to connect with Vauxhall Park. Potential new primary school. At least 1,350 new homes and approximately 2,500 jobs (including construction jobs).
Vauxhall is changing Place making and tall buildings 300m 200m 150m - GLA guidance on maximum building height in Vauxhall. 100m Shard Tower 310m BT Tower 190m Gherkin 180m London Eye 135m Houses of Parliament (tallest tower) 98.5m Market Towers (proposed) 200m + 160m Vauxhall Tower 181m Vauxhall Square 150m Kylun Towers 140m Sky Gardens 120m Sainsbury’s development 100m Market Towers (existing) 88m Keybridge House (existing) 76m Taller mixed use buildings will define the heart of Vauxhall resulting in a dramatic new skyline for London. Well designed, elegant buildings can contribute to creating an attractive place and how they make people feel at street level is particularly important. As agreed in the Mayor of London’s Opportunity Area Planning Framework, the tallest buildings will be close to the Vauxhall transport interchange and will step down in height from this southward to reflect the change in character locally and along the Albert Embankment. However, we recognise the concerns people have about tall buildings to the east of the viaduct bordering Vauxhall Park and believe lower heights should be developed in this area.