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Graphite Square is a new mixed use residential and co-working scheme in Vauxhall. It will deliver 161 homes and 80,000 sq ft of co-working space over three floors, with two public spaces that link currently disconnected local streets. It will deliver a cohesive new community to an area noticeably on the up.
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The location, for one, is hard to beat – near the Thames, opposite the Tate Britain, it’s certainly central to the city’s thriving urban heart. Vauxhall is a major transport hub in Zone One with both an overland and underground stations.
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Aside from the gardens within Graphite Square
there are also green enclaves on the doorstep. You have Albert Embankment along the river and Vauxhall Park, with a children’s playground, tennis court and in the right season, you can lay between wild lavender.
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There’s no problem heading out with the heart of London and its many hundreds of attractions being under a 10 minute tube ride away. Start your night with a livening cocktail in a few of the many fine bars the area has to offer.
The original site of Graphite Square was the birthplace of live outdoor entertainment as we know it. It was used for music, dancing, fireworks, operas, masquerades and illuminations. All were lit by over 1,000 glass lamps hung from the trees.
The Vauxhall Ironworks Company built its first car in 1903, badged with Falkes de Bréauté’s heraldic griffin; a plaque at Sainsbury’s petrol station on Wandsworth Road marks the site of the factory today. The company relocated to Luton in 1905 and became Vauxhall Motors two years later.
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This neighbourhood is making huge strides forward. Nine Elms will very soon take on the mantle of a vibrant and exciting locale as the plethora of building works there is finally completed. The vibrancy of this revitalised area will only help push both residential values and rents notably higher in the coming years as this area gradually comes of age. This neighbourhood can now indisputably be called a growing community in its own right.