Battersea Power Station Announces New Joiners
Appointments include new Estates Director supported by Head of Retail and Commercial Services and Head of Energy Services
Battersea Power Station is pleased to announce the appointment of James Carragher as Estates Director together with four additional new colleagues into the Estate Management team as it transitions towards opening further key elements of the development and lays the groundwork ahead of major milestones and completions across the estate this year.
With Phase 1 already completed the first new residents will be moving into the Grade II* listed Power Station from this Spring and Electric Boulevard, later in the year. Some 500,000 sq ft of office space in the Power Station will also be handed over to Apple to commence fit out for its UK Campus and the Northern Line Extension and Zone 1 London Underground Station at Battersea Power Station will open this Autumn.
Leading the Estate Management team will be James Carragher, who joins as Estates Director and will be responsible for managing the operational performance of Battersea Power Station’s growing estate. James brings with him a wealth of experience delivering quality services to both customers and external stakeholders following nine years at Landsec, most recently as Operations Director for the Central London portfolio, and previously as General Manager for the Nova development in Victoria.
Supporting James in the Estate Management team will be:
• David Collins – Head of Retail and Commercial Services
This is a key role ahead of Battersea Power Station becoming home to hundreds of new shops, including the creation of a new High Street at Electric Boulevard, along with new state-of-the art offices. David joins from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield where he spent ten years, most recently as Senior Operations Manager.
• Yiannis Moraitopolous – Head of Energy Services
Yiannis will be responsible for managing Battersea Power Station’s Energy Centre, a vast new subterranean centre located underneath the new six acre public park in front of the Power Station, which will provide energy to the entire 42-acre site.
• Nipa Bhanu – Head of Residential Operations (working indirectly for BPS’s managing agents)
Nipa will play an important role in overseeing a smooth and seamless process for all residents moving into their new homes across the estate in the coming months.
• Nadeem Ghous Chaudary – Residential Property Manager (working indirectly for BPS’s managing agents)
Nadeem has previously been responsible for the operational management of prestigious prime location buildings.
Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:
“We are reaching a pivotal moment in the transformation of the Battersea Power Station development as the long-awaited vision for this iconic building and the surrounding area becomes a reality. We will soon be welcoming our first residents into the Power Station and to The Electric Boulevard later in the year, and the Northern Line Extension will be operational from the Autumn.
“In line with the progress being made across the site, we are pleased to be strengthening our Estate Management team with this first wave of new hires to be led by James who will be instrumental in overseeing and managing the operational processes involved in the next stages of the project. James and colleagues bring significant experience and expertise, which will be required as we transition towards the opening of the next two phases of the development and we look forward to welcoming them all to the team.”
James Carragher, Estates Director at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “2021 is set to be a hugely transformative year for Battersea Power Station and I am pleased to be joining the team at such an exciting stage in its journey. The next 12 months include several notable milestone moments for the Project and I look forward to working with the team to deliver a robust operational strategy to support these.”
Notwithstanding the challenges presented by the last 12 months, strong progress has continued across the Battersea Power Station development. The restoration of the Power Station is nearing completion, with residents moving into their homes from Spring this year. Meanwhile, 500,000 sq ft of office space is due to be handed over to Apple later in the year for its UK campus and strong progress is being made on the retail leasing front, with new retailers for the Power Station and The Electric Boulevard to be announced in the coming months.
Once open to the public, Battersea Power Station will house over 100 shops, bars and restaurants, as well as unique events and leisure spaces, including the Chimney Lift Experience. The glass elevator will transport visitors 109m up inside one of the Power Station’s iconic chimneys before they emerge at the top to enjoy unrivalled 360o views of the capital’s skyline. Residents and visitors to Battersea Power Station will be able to enjoy numerous new green and open public spaces, including the six-acre Power Station Park, which sits directly in front of the building on the banks for the river.
Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, is already home to over 1,500 residents and over 20 bars, restaurants, cafés and fitness and leisure offerings including The Turbine Theatre, Be Military Fit, DNA VR, Black Sheep Coffee and Archlight Cinema. The thriving riverside neighbourhood welcomes over three million people on average each year thanks to its annual events programme. Last year’s highlights included the Light Festival at Battersea Power Station and Summer Showtime on The Coaling Jetty, London’s first open-air cinema/ theatre experience.
With the Northern Line being extended to give this new neighbourhood its very own Zone 1 London Underground station, Battersea Power Station is expected to draw Londoners, international visitors and workers from across the capital with journey times to the West End and the City taking approximately 15 minutes. It will be one of the go-to places for South West London, boosting the local economy and creating over 17,000 jobs.