One of London’s most famous derelict buildings since it was decommissioned in 1983, Battersea Power Station now forms the dramatic centrepiece of a new riverside neighbourhood. Forming the second phase of an eight-phase mixed use scheme, the enormous brick landmark accommodates new offices, retail, residential, event and leisure spaces. A new six-acre park has also been opened right in front of the building for members of the public to enjoy. Delivered through long term investment, the scheme has also contributed to a new Zone One Underground Station, while an onsite energy centre provides low-carbon heating, cooling and electricity to the development.
The lower parts of the building, including the historical Turbine Halls dating from the 1930s and 1950s are now home to retail stores, cafes, bars, restaurants and leisure venues while conserving the best of their heritage features. The roofs feature landscaped garden terraces while the roof of the Boiler House accommodates spectacular Sky Villa accommodation between the iconic chimneys.
Photo credit: Hufton and Crow; John Sturrock; Peter Landers; Charlie Round Turner; Jason Hawkes
LEAD ARCHITECT: Sebastien Ricard
PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR: Mace
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Buro Happold
SERVICES ENGINEER: Chapman BDSP
- LANDSCAPE & PUBLIC REALM DESIGN: LDA
LIGHTING DESIGN: Spiers & Major
ROOFTOP GARDEN DESIGN: Andy Sturgeon Designe