House builders are following the route of the £1 billion Northern line extension from Kennington to Battersea. One of two new stations will be in Wandsworth Road, where train tracks form a boundary with Nine Elms.
This rough hinterland of roads and railway arches as well as breakers yards and council estates will benefit from the sophisticated transformation of Battersea Power Station.
Redevelopment of a Sixties college into a scheme of 231 flats called This Space has proved a hit with young buyers. Now comes West Elms Studios, pictured, with 22 flats on the cusp of Zone 1. Prices are from £280,000. Call 020 8222 7200.