Nine Elms just gets bigger. With the main waterfront sites now taken, builders are digging around the fringes, where prices will be lower. Battersea Exchange, pictured, between Battersea Park and Queenstown Road train stations, makes a virtue out of the splendid listed railway arches, which are being transformed into commercial spaces.
Architect Fielden Clegg Bradley has designed a much-improved new pedestrian route between the two stations and a civic square enlivened by shops, cafés and restaurants. The scheme has 290 homes spread across 10 blocks of up to 18 storeys. Prices from £415,000. Call DTZ on 020 3296 2222.