Sitting as the cornerstone of Nine Elms, a huge, 200-acre, Central London regeneration zone, Battersea Power Station is one of the most significant real estate developments in the world.
Its regeneration creates over 3 million sq ft of space for shops, restaurants, cafes and offices as well as approximately 4,000 new homes, across a 42-acre riverfront site. One of the most eagerly anticipated new urban developments in London.
Phase One - Circus West
Circus West will create a village feel, right from day one. Designed by Simpson Haugh and Partners and dRMM, Circus West snakes along the western edge of the Power Station. As well as 865 homes, Circus West contains an exciting mix of restaurants and shops, which will set the tone for the entire development. The range of amenities and services will make it a place where visitors come to dine in a riverside restaurant and where homeowners can easily buy the newspaper or a coffee. The homes sit above the village, with private access to an elevated garden in the heart of the scheme.
Circus West - Residential
The homes have been designed by award-winning interior designers Johnson Naylor, with finishes blending modernity and luxury with touches of art deco intricacy, with recreations of period light fittings and architectural ironmongery. Open-plan layouts generate a feeling of space and warmth and floor to ceiling windows and high ceilings maximize views out and light in.
A handful of exclusive penthouses, with expansive outdoor living spaces and spectacular views, have been designed by renowned LINLEY Interior Design, utilizing the finest materials, craftsmanship and innovative designs. The residents of Circus West will also have access to a c. 5,000 sq ft private residents club on the river with outdoor terrace, a private bar and dining space, as well as a library, business centre, private cinema and a host of additional amenities.
The amenities at Circus West take the form of a vibrant village with a local style pub, a village hall and great places to eat. It will form the bedrock of a real and tight-knit community. Taking inspiration from other successful London villages, this will be the vibrant centre for the community of Battersea Power Station, providing people with everything they need day-to-day to live here, together with some of the finest artisan retailers in London. It is where you'll find the florist, the baker, the butcher and the provisions stores, as well as some great restaurants; either within the fantastic new buildings overlooking the river, or the renovated arches nearby, giving character and authenticity.
Phase Two - The Power Station
Sir Gilbert Scott's design for Battersea Power Station elevated a functional building into an Art Deco masterpiece. He went beyond what was expected, to create a building that even 70 years later remains modern and compelling. That refusal to settle for the basic, to create something original, vibrant and enduring, now sets the vision for the redevelopment of this cherished building by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The Power Station is set to become one of the most amazing places to live in the UK.
This is the Showstopper
A home in the restored Power Station will be a unique place to live. As innovative as the building itself, these flexible, beautiful spaces will be the ideal base from which to enjoy life at Battersea Power Station. The new homes in the Power Station will be split between three neighborhoods, all with access to stunning rooftop gardens and interiors designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates - a practice famed for elegant, simple design.
Few homes in London will have a more impressive setting or a more famous address; the homes sit where the great Switch Houses once harnessed and delivered energy to the residents of London.
Residents are able to choose between living within the fabric of the building itself, or aloft the existing building and alongside three spectacular roof gardens, designed by Andy Sturgeon Landscape and Garden Design.
Power Station Park - Public Space
A major part of the development is the new Power Station Park which will sit between the Power Station and the river. The 6 acre park will embody the scheme's commitment to community by delivering a new public park for London. The space will incorporate traditional park features, informal play areas and have capacity to host large festival-style events. Using elements of industrial history and London street aesthetics in its design and materials, the park will play a vital role in the place making at Battersea Power Station and flank London's prized asset, the River Thames.
The three levels of retail will be home to a wide variety of exciting independent stores, each sharing their own vision of originality alongside tailored experiences, from household names and international luxury brands. As well as a host of selected famous names, the neighborhood will provide incubator units' for aspiring craftsmen and the rising stars of retail and design. Independent designers, chefs and entrepreneurs who share the creative spirit of Battersea Power Station will find a home here in which to flourish.
The Power Station is the site's stunning centrepiece. It is a cultural and architectural landmark and an icon of Britain's rich industrial heritage.
As well as the 254 new homes, there will be c. 950,000 sq ft of commercial space which includes three levels of retail, a 2,000 capacity auditorium, cinema, restaurants, conference spaces, a boutique hotel and six floors of offices for around 5,000 people. There will be a huge central atrium and a new park and public realm designed by LDA Design, connecting the Power Station to the Thames riverside promenade.
Phase Three - Electric Boulevard
Electric Boulevard, framed by world-class buildings by Foster + Partners and Gehry Partners, will be a truly special place to make a home and an exhilarating new urban landmark. Battersea Roof Gardens, designed by Foster + Partners, on the west of the site, provides over 615 homes, residents' lounges, a healthcare facility and hotel, as well as two storeys of terraced retail. Residents will be able to enjoy stunning roof top gardens designed by James Corner, who also designed The Highline, New York. On the other side of Electric Boulevard is Prospect Place, the first permanent residential development in the UK to be designed by Gehry Partners. Containing a further 690 homes, it sits above two floors of retail units and restaurants.
The design is crisp and white, with beautifully coloured metals and glass. The homes will be styled in a subtle 1930's theme that has been adopted from the Power Station. There are two high-spec finishes available - inspired by both the horizontal tiling design in the famous Turbine Hall and the colour tones inside Control Room A.
Two floors of retail units will front on to the western side of the boulevard and huge breaks in the facade will allow light through to the public spaces below, whilst creating amazing gardens in the sky. The top of the entire building is given over to a vast roof garden. This will be one of the largest roof gardens in London, with views of Battersea Power Station and amazing river and cityscape panoramas.
Battersea Roof Gardens
Foster + Partners has designed the building to the west of Electric Boulevard, which undulates along the line of the boulevard. With a medical centre in its southern end and a hotel at the northern end, it is a prime example of a multi-functional building and will be a pivotal part of the exciting community being created on site.
Residents' Lounge and Roof Garden
Situated within the top two levels of Battersea Roof Gardens will be c. 7,500 sq ft residents' lounge, in a prime position overlooking the Power Station. The upper level will include a quieter seating area and hot-desking space, with a balcony overlooking the double height void space below and the Power Station. Private rooms will be available to hire; including a screening room and private dining rooms. A proposed sunken courtyard staircase will link the lounge to the James Corner Field Operations designed roof garden above, which will include BBQ and picnic areas, gardens and seating, a sun lawn and multi- purpose deck.
Overlooking the Power Station and thriving Electric Boulevard below will be a c. 5,400 sq ft gym, situated within Battersea Roof Gardens. The gym will include double height space with cardio machines, weights areas and studio space.
Gehry Partners have designed the five buildings to the east of Electric Boulevard, with double height retail units at street level, as well as 690 homes, a community park and multi-use community hub. Anchored by the distinctive 'Flower' building, the design of all of the buildings reflects Gehry Partners' commitment to excellence.
The design of Prospect Place was inspired by the billowing sails of ships. The undulating facade of the buildings means no two homes are the same. This is Gehry Partners first permanent residential development in the UK and will become an architectural landmark for London.
Residents will be able to enjoy c. 7,000 sq ft of facilities within the Gehry Partners' Flower building, at the centre of Prospect Place. Proposed amenities will include extensive social, lounge, library and work spaces, spilling out onto the residents' gardens and overlooking Electric Boulevard below. Private rooms will be available to hire; including a large chef's table dining room, screening room and meeting rooms. There will also be a holistic yoga studio and treatment rooms, as well as hotel rooms reserved for residents to hire should they need additional guest accommodation.
Each individual building has its own personality and style and all the homes come with winter gardens or their own terrace to maximize the light and views. Gehry Partners have designed two palettes for the interiors at Prospect Place. There are the 'LA' and the 'London' options.
The 'LA' palette is all about adventure, excitement and breaking out of ordinary design concepts and includes features such as rough sawn wood fronted cabinets. The 'London' concept focuses on architecture and speaks of time, place and history.
Between the five buildings, there is a beautiful private garden for residents, reflective of a private London square. Each building will have its front door both at street level and at garden level via The Flower.
An electrifying high street, framed by world-class buildings by Foster + Partners and Gehry Partners, will be an exciting space and an exhilarating new urban landmark. The new Zone 1 Battersea Power Station underground station at the southern end of Electric Boulevard will create the gateway to the site and the access to the Power Station and riverfront. Electric Boulevard has over 40 retail units. It will also be home to restaurants, a hotel and a leisure club. Housing international flagship stores and some of the best operators on the high street, there will be something for everyone. This will be the place to shop for the latest trends and designs together with those everyday essentials.
(All images are computer generated and are indicative only.)
Battersea Power Station is a global icon, in one of the world′s greatest cities. The Power Station′s incredible rebirth will see it transformed into one of the most exciting and innovative new neighbourhoods in the world, comprising unique homes designed by internationally renowned architects, set amidst the best shops, restaurants, offices, green space, and spaces for the arts.