Electrical Contractoring, Riverlight, London

Set at the heart of the eagerly anticipated cluster of developments on the waterfront, the architects behind Riverlight have planned an oasis of landscaped communal gardens and open space within this development of 806 apartments. Together with the excellent existing transport links from Vauxhall and the future Nine Elms Tube station.

The brief for this project was to create a mixed-use development of the highest quality – incorporating residential, commercial and hotel uses – whilst providing an active retail frontage along Nine Elms Lane and a dock inlet, as well as new pedestrian links to the waterfront. In the early 19th century, this part of the river was made up of a number of small wharves and docks, gradually replaced over time by other industrial uses. However, in recent years, the site had been used as a delivery depot.