'Spectacular' is the word chosen by architect and masterplanner Rafael Viñoly to describe the way life will feel at Battersea Power Station.
It has been imagined and planned with the same ambition and attention to detail that Sir Giles Gilbert Scott brought to the original Power Station. It will be a place rooted in the public realm, where the architecture itself conspires to create chance meetings, favourite corners, treasured views and local pride.
The Masterplan re-imagines the Power Station as a logical extension of the capital. It connects the riverside walk and Battersea Park with the green spaces of the development. It delivers contemporary homes with shopping, workplaces, galleries, markets, restaurants and pedestrian streets and brings together everything a community needs to thrive, by night as much as by day.
Through it all runs a core desire to preserve and showcase as much of the original Power Station as possible, and to pay homage to its heritage. So as well as creating dramatic new spaces within the building, the design also exposes its original fabric, letting the unique personality of this extraordinary structure speak for itself.