Although no longer part of my council brief (and of such importance that it was mainly the leader’s baby anyway) I’m still incredibly excited by the potential in Nine Elms.

While the Power Station and New Covent Market have been in the pipeline – sometimes seemingly stuck – for many years, the really exciting development recently was the decision by the US Embassy to relocate there.

The US press attaché, Philip Breedon, is delivering a talk tonight at Battersea Park library (at 7:30pm) about why they chose Nine Elms, as well as how the embassy design was chosen and how it will be constructed. I’m sure it will be a fascinating insight into a decision that was a real boost to Wandsworth and east Battersea.