29 September 2022

Curated Makers and Battersea Power Station Support Independent Local Artists and Makers With Pop-Up

● Curated Makers, a retail concept that links local independent artists and makers with the high street, will be opening its first pop-up in London at Battersea Power Station on Friday 14th October 2022
● More than 40 local independent small businesses will be selling homeware, candles, clothing, artwork and much more at the new pop-up

Curated Makers, a retail concept that links local independent artists and makers with the high street, will be opening its first pop-up in London at the Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station, which will open its doors to the public for the first time from Friday 14th October 2022. The unique store will host more than 40 local independent small businesses selling homeware, candles, clothing, artwork and much more.

Since launching in 2017, the Manchester-based marketplace champion has hosted a series of pop-ups in large stores and shopping centres including John Lewis, M&S, Paperchase and Next. Having received the government’s Innovate UK Young Innovators grant with an initial investment of £5,000 in 2020 and more recently with a Follow-on Fund of £50,000 in 2022, the business is going from strength to strength.

A welcome recipient of the Prince’s Trust, set up by King Charles III, Curated Makers has benefited greatly from the charity’s support for the business and the makers that it continues to champion.

CEO and Founder of Curated Makers, Megan Jones, said:

“We are so excited to be opening at Battersea Power Station. Our permanent ‘pop-up’ allows locals curators to have the opportunity to sell their hand-made goods on a huge scale.

“Our concept is novel. We are maker first and connect the small independent businesses to large, established retailers. I believe in putting people first, celebrating talent, showing that entrepreneurship is a route for anyone that has the passion and vision to make it work.

“We make it easy to shop small, whilst already in a shopping environment. The in-person shopping experience simply cannot be replicated online. To touch, feel and smell products made from local craftspeople, meet them on the shop floor and even watch them work in store, is what our stores are all about.”

Sam Cotton, Head of Leasing at Battersea Power Station, said:

“Supporting small, independent businesses has been a key element to creating the new retail and leisure destination at Battersea Power Station from the very beginning, as seen with the great mix of independent retailers that have been open in Circus West Village since 2017. We are continuing to work with independents inside the Power Station and are excited to have local artisans selling their wares at Curated Makers when we open the Power Station’s doors on 14th October.”

Battersea Power Station will be one of the most exciting retail and leisure destinations in London with the first of over 100 bars, restaurants and shops including Battersea Bookshop, a new standalone neighbourhood bookshop from specialist bookseller Stanfords opening on 14th October.

There will also be a 24,000 sq ft Arcade Food Hall from JKS Restaurants opening in 2023, office space and a unique events and leisure offering, including Lift 109, a chimney lift experience that will transport visitors 109m to the top of the building’s north west chimney, offering 360° views of the London skyline and The Cinema at the Power Station – whose sister site The Cinema in the Arches is located under the railway arches in Circus West Village. The Power Station is also home to 254 apartments with residents moving in from last Spring and a new six-acre riverfront park which is already open to the public.

Electric Boulevard, a new pedestrianised high street for the local area, will also open from 14th October 2022 and will be home to a mix of bars and restaurants, office space, shops, a park, and an exciting new 164 room hotel from art’otel®, the brand’s first hotel to open in the UK.

Circus West Village, the first completed chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, is already home to over 1,800 residents and more than 20 bars, restaurants, cafés, fitness and leisure offerings.

With the Northern Line extended to give this new riverside neighbourhood its very own Zone 1 London Underground station, Battersea Power Station is now within 15 minutes of the West End and the City and is expected to draw visitors from across the capital and the globe, becoming one of London’s most visited destinations, boosting the local economy and creating over 17,000 jobs. Battersea Power Station is also easily accessible via the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers river bus service, bike, train and on foot.

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