The 14-acre site has been used by Royal Mail since the 1970’s and prior to that was part of the Nine Elms Gas Works, which was built in the latter part of the 19th century.
Work will now start on site clearance, demolition, utility diversions, bulk earthworks, and remediation including onsite soil and water treatment.
The site, which is currently up for sale and has been valued at more than £600m, will be prepared for the proposed development of up to 1,870 high-rise homes, a primary school and over 6 acres of public space.
Developer Barratt is understood to have had talks about buying the site, which already has outline planing from Wandsworth Council for this ambitious scheme containing seven major building plots.
BAM Nuttall has built up a strong track record in major urban site remediation after completing work at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Kings Cross Goods Yard sites.