Splendour In The Sky: BPS Unveils Unique Sky Villas
⦁ Sitting at the very top of the Grade II* listed Power Station between its four iconic chimneys, the Sky Villas are one-of-a-kind residences and the final residential element to be unveiled at Battersea Power Station
⦁ An exclusive collection of just 18 apartments, the Sky Villas are positioned on Boiler House Square, a new communal garden inspired by the classic garden squares of Chelsea and Kensington
⦁ Leading architect and interior designer, Natalia Miyar, has dressed a three-bedroom Sky Villa, bringing her signature richly layered, deeply expressive and architecturally led style to this unique building
The jewel in the crown of Battersea Power Station, a unique collection of 18 Sky Villas have now completed on Boiler House Square, marking the final residential Offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live atop one of London’s most recognisable buildings, in one of a handful of residences positioned between the building’s iconic chimneys, the exceptional duplex, dual aspect apartments feature private gardens, balconies and roof terraces, offering 360-degree views of London’s skyline and the River Thames.
Framed by a new communal garden designed by leading garden designer Andy Sturgeon and LDA Design, Boiler House Square, residents have their own slice of tranquillity in the sky, inspired by the traditional London garden square.
Enhancing the original brick structure designed by architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the Sky Villas feature contemporary stone-tiled facades, soaring glass windows and elegant black steel frames, connecting the apartments to the building’s rich industrial history.
The heritage of the listed building connects through to the interiors. Battersea Power Station was built in two stages with Battersea A (which includes Switch House West) being completed in 1933 and Battersea B (which includes Switch House East) coming into service in 1944. Taking inspiration from both these eras, renowned interior architect, Michaelis Boyd, has curated two interior design palettes which reflect the Power Station’s history. The Heritage 33 palette takes inspiration from the classically elegant styling of the 1930s, drawing on details such as the dark herringbone flooring in Control Room A, which once powered a fifth of London’s electricity, and glazed tiles from the Power Station’s Directors’ staircase. The Heritage 47 palette is fresh and contemporary with an “industrial” aesthetic to demonstrate the pared back style of the 1950s when the second part of Battersea Power Station was built.
Architect and Interior Designer, Natalia Miyar, has dressed a new three-bedroom Sky Villa, bringing her signature richly layered, deeply expressive and architecturally led style to this unique building. The show apartment combines carefully selected 20th century design pieces with contemporary smartly tailored upholstery and bespoke furniture, reflecting the combination of new and old which characterises the architecture. Key pieces within the show home include a vintage dining table sourced in St. Germain, a modern chandelier sourced from a Portuguese atelier, and cushion and upholstery fabrics from Sanderson, Casamance, Romo and Zimmer & Rohde.
Meriam Makiya, Head of Residential at Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said:
“The unveiling of the Sky Villas is a major milestone for Battersea Power Station, providing the very first look inside London’s most coveted properties. The design of these apartments is remarkable in their own right, yet located atop a building as historic as the Power Station, the Sky Villas are transformed into something truly incomparable. Not only will purchasers enjoy living in a spectacular property, but they will be acquiring their own slice of London’s newest ‘15 minute’ neighbourhood where you can live, work and play.”
Natalia Miyar, the Interior Designer behind the new Sky Villa show apartment, said:
“We took our cue from the iconic Battersea Power Station in the design of this contemporary London apartment, which artfully blends pared-back minimalism with an elegant palette. The colour scheme is muted and serene with pops of colour in mid-century tones offset with abstract artworks in predominantly monochrome colours. Vintage acquisitions from Paris are peppered through the apartment, bringing character to the urban aesthetic, complemented with rich cushions and upholstery fabrics which bring texture and contrast.”
Once open, Battersea Power Station will be one of London’s most exciting retail and leisure destinations with a strong line-up of British and international brands set to open from Autumn 2022 including Ray-Ban, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Le Labo, The Kooples, Mango, Aēsop and Calvin Klein. The Power Station will also be home to a unique 20,000 sq ft food hall concept, office and event spaces, as well as a chimney lift experience which will offer 360° views from the top of the Power Station’s north west chimney.
The retail and leisure experience will continue on a new pedestrianised high street, Electric Boulevard, which runs from the south of the Power Station, between the Frank Gehry designed Prospect Place and Foster + Partners’ Battersea Roof Gardens. Electric Boulevard will offer a mix of office space, shops, bars and restaurants, a park, playground and an exciting new 164 room hotel from art’otel®, the brand’s first hotel to open in London.
Residents currently living at Battersea Power Station can enjoy a great mix of cafés, bars, and restaurants where they can sample cuisines from all over the world, from Malaysian street food at Roti King to authentic Italian at Francesco Mazzei’s Fiume. A variety of entertainment and fitness venues can also be found beneath the railway arches on Arches Lane, including Battersea Brewery, which has its own microbrewery on site, spin studio Boom Cycle, DNA VR, London’s biggest virtual reality arcade, Birdies Crazy Golf, The Cinema in the Arches and The Turbine Theatre. Battersea Power Station also hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year with highlights including Summer Showtime on The Coaling Jetty and The Winter Village.
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.
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