Battersea Power Station is at the heart of one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new developments, which will see this vast 42-acre (over 8 million sq ft) former industrial brownfield site become home to a community of homes, shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, offices and over 19 acres of public space.
The £9bn project will see the creation of a vibrant, mixed-use development, a new neighbourhood and business quarter for London, serviced by a Zone 1 extension to the London Underground Northern Line and the restoration of the Grade II* listed Power Station.
The overall project is divided into eight phases, with each designed by a range of specialist architects. These include SimpsonHaugh and Partners and De Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) in Circus West Village (Phase 1), WilkinsonEyre in Battersea Power Station (Phase 2), and Foster + Partners and Gehry Partners in The Electric Boulevard, Battersea Roof Gardens and Prospect Place, (Phase 3).
The first chapter of the development, Circus West Village, was completed in 2017 and is now home to over 1,800 residents, as well as an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, including a cinema and theatre.
The Power Station will be the second phase to open to the public. This truly mixed-use building will be home to Apple’s London Campus, hundreds of new shops housed in the historic turbines halls, a c.2000 capacity event venue, a 18,500 sq ft food hall, a glass chimney lift and hundreds of new homes.
25,000 people will be living and working here when the development is complete, creating one of London’s largest office, retail, leisure and cultural quarters. Across the 42-acre site a new 24/7 community will be formed with over 250 shops, cafes and restaurants, theatre, hotel, medical centre and 19 acres of public space including 450 metres of river frontage and a six acre public park. Battersea Power Station will be a new office district with over 3 million sq. ft of commercial space alongside new private and affordable homes.
The Battersea Power Station site is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprising PNB, Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and the Employees’ Provident Fund. The development management of the project is being undertaken by British based, Battersea Power Station Development Company.