Thames City, Nine Elms

Vauxhall, London

Thames City, Nine Elms

One Thames City is a landmark residential-led mixed-use development on a 10-acre site in the emerging Nine Elms regeneration area.

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One Thames City will deliver new homes offices, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, and a new community medical centre. The scheme comprises 12 buildings including an expansive public realm and linear park.

Gillespies’ proposals establish a high-quality ‘green’ gateway to Nine Elms and its adjacent neighbourhoods, offering a connected and inclusive public realm. The development will also include a key section of the new Nine Elms Park, which will stretch the length of Nine Elms from Vauxhall to Chelsea Bridge, forming a continuous ribbon of open space as a green walking route for thousands of residents and visitors.

Gillespies landscape links these buildings together in a richly planted public realm, linked by the water which flows through the whole Nine Elms scheme.

The photographs above and the plan drawings below show the landscape of Nine Elms Square, linked by the water feature, which runs from the arrival plaza to the east past the great lawn towards the embassy buildings to the west of the scheme.

We were pleased to work closely with Elite Landscapes, who took our design of the linear park to construction phase with Camlins; Gillespies managed the design reviews.

To the north-west of Nine Elms Square a connected S-shaped building has been designed by Squire and Partners, while plot N7, at the very eastern gateway, is designed by Wilkinson Eyre.

Phase 1, in the south-east of Nine Elms Square, is a trio of iconic towers rising to 54 storeys, connected with a podium landscape, designed by SOM for developer R&F Properties and CC Land. SOM also designed the marketing suite and plot N6, which will be phase 2 of the project, at the north of the scheme.


  • 2023 BALI National Landscape Award - Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - Over £500K