UP Projects were appointed by Berkeley Homes to develop and deliver a public art strategy for their new Vista development in Nine Elms, Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth, located next to the open spaces of Battersea Park and close the River Thames. The strategy included proposals for integrated artists’ commissions across the site as well as community engagement events and activity.

A series of integrated commissions has launched across the newly opened site:  Nicky Hirst  developed a glazed cladding treatment for the façade of the buildings, Matthew Darbyshire  created a sculptural, interactive play space, S. Mark Gubb developed wayfinding and heritage commission across the site and Lucy Cash produced a community focused site-specific film and performance through a process of engagement with the neighbouring communities.


Nicky Hirst

January 2015 – ongoing

Matthew Darbyshire
Sculpture Garden

January 2015 – ongoing

S. Mark Gubb

January 2015 – ongoing

Lucy Cash
Nine Songs for Nine Elms

February 2015 - 1st October 2016

S. Mark Gubb

2018 – permanent