8 September 2017

Circus West Village Pop-Ups at Battersea Power Station

From hand-poured candles to fashion designers, visitors to Battersea Power Station will be able to enjoy the first in a series of retail and pop-up activations from September 14th as part of a programme of purpose-designed retail spaces at the main entrance to Circus West Village. 

The offer of free spaces to local businesses is part of a number of community initiatives created by the team at Battersea Power Station. The pop-ups will be housed in a series of purpose built units at the entrance to this new riverside location at Grosvenor Arch and the programme will see a variety of small businesses, designer makers, creative entrepreneurs and start-ups both local and from across London showcase their wares every Thursday to Sunday, from now until December 24th 2017 at Grosvenor Arch. 

The mix of creative start-up stars and cultural partners include: 

  • Wax + Wick, a premium hand poured candle brand founded in Battersea by lifestyle entrepreneur Nicole Hansen. It has a strong belief in contributing to the circular economy and minimising waste through their up-cycled repurposed materials. The brand celebrates Nicole’s Danish heritage and incorporates simple design, sustainability and quality. They will offer several workshops and creative sessions, www.waxandwickworkshop.com 
  • Beatwoven, a textile technology studio that translates music into digital weave patterns for a Jacquard loom. Founded by designer Nadia-Anne Ricketts, the pop-up will be selling framed textile art work and presenting a recent collaborative project with FirepitTech, a division of Warner Music Group, and the David Bowie Estate – for the Harrods Art Partners project. www.beatwoven.co.uk 
  • Warehouse Home, a fast-growing lifestyle brand founded by Sophie Bush. The brand’s online shop retails vintage and contemporary homewares designs with an industrial aesthetic, including exclusive products created for Warehouse Home by emerging British designers, mywarehousehome.com 
  • Creative Entrepreneurs, the London based learning and networking platform that nurtures small independent businesses from across the creative industries by bringing together business support tools and expert advice to help them develop, alongside inspiration and learning from supporters including Anya Hindmarch and Thomas Heatherwick. Coinciding with London Fashion Week, Creative Entrepreneurs will be showcasing some of the young London-based fashion labels within their network, creativeentrepreneurs.co 
  • Thames & Hudson, one of the leading illustrated publishers across all areas of visual creativity, will be supporting the programme across the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week weekends with their first ever pop-up space. Come and browse in The Reading Room and enjoy 20% off all titles, www.thamesandhudson.com 
  • More creative popups and collaborations will be revealed in the coming weeks as the exciting initiative continues. 

The studio spaces at Grosvenor Arch will form part of the emerging community at Battersea Power Station alongside independent restaurants and a curated programme of activities that take place every weekend on the riverside in front of the Power Station. The development has a link directly along the river to Battersea Park, which attracts 20 – 30 million visitors annually, many of whom are local and young professionals and young families, as well as a large fitness community. 

In addition, from this Autumn, even more people will also be able to visit via the River Bus with a new dedicated pier at Battersea Power Station. 

Visiting details: 

The evolving popup programme will run Thursday – Sunday each week, from Thursday 14th September 2017

This flexible, dynamic, evolving showcase combines individual and shared units. Tenant invitations are based on an open call-out, pitch and themed programming process, strategically steered by the curation team at Battersea Power Station. 

Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “We want to support a new generation of creative people and are seeking young, independent commercial businesses that are making products and stories across design, art, craft, fashion, publishing, new tech and beyond. The spaces are initially offered rent free and we are targeting the local Battersea community as well as businesses and creative networks across London. Initially, the spaces will be available from Thursday to Sunday each week, and the tenancies will rotate regularly to showcase a range of creative ideas across the season. I love the idea that when the office spaces in the Power Station are complete, we will have some of the biggest businesses in the world working alongside start up businesses with just one employee.” 

For the chance to join this programme, email our curation team and send us a quick introduction (1 x A4 pdf) about what you do, what you make, and what you would like to bring to this new creative destination. We would love to hear your ideas, and will then send you more details, to see how we might support and invite you to become part of this iconic London story and email our curation team: popup@bpsdc.co.uk. *Please note, we are currently closed to applications, but please check for future open calls.*

The Malaysian shareholders of the Battersea Power Station project are committed to giving back to the communities in which they operate. They recognise the importance of creating shared value and this is embedded in all their undertakings to ensure that they contribute to building a harmonious and caring community.