Nine Elms Point – Barratt Homes LondonSurface Transport & Logistics

Lombard Wharf is part of a multi-use development located in London Borough of Wandsworth. We were tasked to understand and advise on the complex construction environment.

The South Bank, an undiscovered part of London is undergoing a major transformation. The area will become an ultra-modern, exciting destination in central London offering 20,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, new schools, parks, culture and the arts.


The Nine Elms Point development site is set across seven distinct buildings of varying height and Architecture. Nine Elms Point comprises of 593 apartments, most with a balcony or terrace offering occupants views over a landscaped podium.

Each of the seven buildings contain facades that are finished with a distinct metallic surface intended and designed to form a ‘striking appearance’ defined by Architects Broadway Malyan, especially in the day’s sunlight. However, the development is next to a busy railway line for trains running frequently between Vauxhall Station and Battersea.


Q Sustain was kindly approached by Barratt Developments London to provide advice and consultancy to identify any potential risks the façade from the buildings may create to a live adjacent operational rail located to the North of the development, covering the Network Rail interface with the Asset Protection team. 


Q Sustain Ltd provided valuable consultancy and support that covered the governance and conditions for the development to proceed adjacent to a live operational railway.  Q Sustain achieved sign off from Network Rail to proceed with the development after working closely with the Architects and designers for the Nine Elms development, completing complex analysis and achieved excellent feedback from the Client that led to support on other developments with similar challenges. 

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The detail of the report was excellent to see and much appreciated by everyone who read it. This is far above reports of a similar nature that we have had in the past from other providers. It was also greatly appreciated that the team were willing to do more than one site visit to ensure as much information could be gathered to inform the report.

Alex Fay
Energy and Environment Delivery Manager, Northern Rail