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Community, Economy, Environment

 

Our Positive Energy publication describes the wider impact that the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station is having – new jobs, new training opportunities, new transport connections, new environmental initiatives and new community facilities. Each edition of Positive Energy is a snapshot in time articulating the total economic, social and environmental contribution that the project is making.

 

Jobs

  • On completion, Battersea Power Station will create 17,000 new jobs
  • The construction now under way is providing opportunities for 127 apprentices
  • Battersea Power Station will have its own on-site Learning Academy providing training and accreditation.

Economy

  • The Power Station is estimated to contribute £20bn to the UK economy in its first 20 years
  • During construction, the workforce will be responsible for an additional £1m of local spend each year
  • On completion, the Power Station business community will generate an extra £12m of local spend each year

Transport

  • Battersea Power Station is helping fund an extension to the Northern Line and two new tube stations
  • MBNA Thames Clipper River Service will operate from a jetty alongside the new riverside park
  • The Power Station will be served by 2km of new shared pedestrian and cycle routes

Open Space

  • A new six-acre public park is being created between the river and the Power Station
  • An additional 450m of riverside walkway is being opened up, linking through to Battersea Park
  • Between the new High Street and the southern aspect of the Power Station will be a new piazza-style town square

Heritage

  • Every historically important element of the historic Power Station has been catalogued and photographed to ensure the restoration is as precise as possible
  • The original brick supplier has been located and commissioned to re-create identical bricks for the wall repairs
  • The ornate glass ceiling of the Control Room and ceramic tiles of the turbine halls are being professionally repaired

Community

  • A Community Charter has been written to capture all the specific measures being introduced to underpin a strong sense of community between new homeowners and existing neighbours.
  • Download The Community Charter here.

Energy

  • The Power Station will be served by its own Energy Centres providing heating, hot water, electricity and cooling. This will save 6000 tonnes of CO2 per year compared with 2010 building regs
  • The Energy Centre has been designed so that it can supply energy to neighbouring developments and estates in Nine Elms and potentially across the river, as the Power Station did when it was in operation
  • Vapour from the Energy Centres will be exhausted via two of the four rebuilt chimneys

Ecology

  • New habitats are being created for a wide range of established wildlife and a special nesting tower has been built to accommodate the site’s resident pair of peregrine falcons. When building is complete, the peregrines will move into custom built accommodation in the Power Station’s upper levels
  • At least 25,000 sq metres of roofs in the new development will be green, brown or bio-roofs
  • Across the site there will be roughly 20 acres of open space with special provision for wildlife, such as foraging habitat and wildflower planting.

Download Issue 1 of Positive Energy here.

Download Issue 2 of Positive Energy here.

 

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