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Nine Elms Development, London, England, UK – New Properties

5 June 2017

Battersea Power Station Chimney Rebuild

Battersea Power Station’s Iconic Chimneys Rebuild Complete Using Original Methods
Battersea Power Station Chimney Rebuild work |
photo : Ashton Keiditsch
Battersea Power Station Chimney Rebuild

30 May 2017

Battersea Power Station Phase 3 Construction Manager

Battersea Power Station appoints Sir Robert McAlpine as Phase 3 Construction Manager


Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Sir Robert McAlpine, one of the UK’s leading building and civil engineering companies, as the new construction manager to complete Phase 3 of the redevelopment project.

An intensive handover process is already underway, and Sir Robert McAlpine’s Phase 3 team will continue to grow over the coming months. This change in contracting partner has not affected the existing progress on site as the trade contractors are already directly appointed by the developer and their ongoing management has continued during this transitional period.

Battersea Power Station Phase 3 design:
Battersea Power Station

Phase 3 is a key part of the Battersea Power Station project which features over 1,300 new homes, a hotel, shops and restaurants and a new London Underground station. The phase has been designed by world renowned architects, Gehry Partners, and Foster + Partners, and will include a new pedestrianised high street, Electric Boulevard, which will run from the new Underground station up to the Power Station.

Simon Jenner, COO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “On behalf of the shareholders, we are pleased to welcome Sir Robert McAlpine to the project. Sir Robert McAlpine have demonstrated a comprehensive and robust understanding of our objectives; they have identified a strong, proven team with highly relevant experience and have shown a true desire and enthusiasm to work on this exciting and demanding project. This is another step towards the successful completion of this phase and we look forward to working with their team in due course.

”Sir Robert McAlpine’s Managing Director for London, Paul Heather, said: “We are delighted to be involved at the Battersea scheme and look forward to working successfully with the developer and consultant team on the completion of Battersea Power Station phase 3a.”

7 Apr 2014

Battersea Power Station Phase 3

Third Phase Designs Unveiled

The developer of Battersea Power Station in London has unveiled designs for the third phase of the £8bn redevelopment of the iconic building.

The designs by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners will deliver a cluster of ‘wavy and wonky’ buildings for over 1,300 homes, built alongside a high street of shops and a hotel.

Battersea Power Station

In addition, a 160-room hotel and 350,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space will be delivered as part of the proposals.

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station Development Company also confirmed it would start work shortly on the reconstruction of the first of the iconic chimneys to the original specifications.

Battersea Power Station

Phase three of the vast scheme will feature a new high street for London, to be known as The Electric Boulevard, which will be the main gateway to the entire Battersea development.

Battersea Power Station

Gehry Partners has designed the five buildings to the east of The Electric Boulevard, to be known as Prospect Place.

Battersea Power Station

These will house double-height retail units at street level, around half of the planned homes, a community park and multi-use community hub.

Battersea Power Station

The Gehry designed element will be anchored by the distinctive Flower building.

Battersea Power Station

Frank Gehry, founder of Gehry Partners, said: “Our goal from the start has been to create a neighbourhood that connects into the historic fabric of the city of London, but one that has its own identity and integrity.

Battersea Power Station

“We have tried to create humanistic environments that feel good to live in and visit.”

Foster + Partners

Battersea Power Station Apple Campus

31 Mar 2014

Battersea Power Station Property Prices

Prices for power station unveiled

Battersea Power Station Development Company, on behalf of its shareholders, is delighted to announce the London-only launch of apartments within the Power Station itself on May 1st 2014.

Battersea Power Station


Battersea Power Station Development Company (“BPSDC”), on behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station, is pleased to confirm the guide prices for the 254 homes planned for the iconic Power Station building itself and the latest new interior designs.

Ahead of the London-only sales launch on 1st May the confirmed guide prices are:

Studio apartments will start from £800,000
1 Bed apartments will start from £1,000,000
2 Bed apartments will start from £1,500,000
3 Bed homes will start from £2,700,000
4 Bed homes will start from £4,000,000
Penthouse will be POA

The 254 unique homes being built will be as distinctive as the building that surrounds them with their bold, beautiful and generously-sized living spaces. The residences will fall into two distinctive styles across three different locations of the building: The Switch House East, The Switch House West and at the very top – Boiler House Square.

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A number of the apartments will sit within the original fabric of the building, amongst the exposed brickwork and industrial fittings, whilst the other element will be a panoramic, glazed style with incredible views positioned on top of the Power Station looking out over the river or back onto the famous Boiler House façade. All the homes will have access to over 1.5 acres of spectacular roof top gardens and a large number will also have their own private outdoor space. Homes located in the Boiler House Square will open on to a new ‘London Square’ on the roof.

Switch House East and West will lie on the longer, lateral flanks of the Power Station; there are few homes in London that will have a more impressive setting than these, and none will be as closely connected to the Power Station. Named after their original industrial function, the apartments sit where the great Switch House once harnessed and delivered the energy of the Boiler House. To reach the vast entrance lobbies, residents and their visitors will cross a static water pool that encircles the entire Power Station, making every arrival to the building an occasion and generating a reflection that will enhance the visual presence of the building.

Battersea Power Station London

The other dramatic location for the new homes is ‘Boiler House Square’ on top of the tall, central Boiler House between the chimneys where there will be two new storeys of breathtaking design, built around an open, landscaped garden square with a central sculptural skylight. These homes will be reached through four magnificent top-lit sky lobbies some 23 metres high, each built into one of the historic wash towers that support the chimneys.

London based interior designers Michaelis Boyd Architects have designed the interiors creating a style for this building that they describe as ‘refined industrialauthentic, highly tactile and visually dramatic.’ The design takes simple, raw materials and expresses them through smooth finishes of the highest quality. From stunning wood flooring to polished concrete and raw brass fittings, every detail of the interiors will speak of the building’s heritage and design detailing which has made it such a famous example of art deco industrial architecture.

One of the most unique aspects of these new homes is the variety of sizes and layouts on offer. Within the 254 homes being created there will be over 100 different layouts with virtually no one apartment the same. Duplexes comprise around a third of the homes available which will offer purchasers more opportunity to maximise the incredible views of the building whilst also creating awe inspiring double height space and the sense of ‘loft living’. The apartments will be approximately 40% larger than the average new build developments in London.

Rob Tincknell, Chief Executive Officer of BPSDC, said: “This launch is genuinely a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of a small number of very special bespoke residences that have been meticulously designed to reflect the quality and detailing applied to Giles Gilbert Scott’s original masterpiece.

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“Being significantly larger than many other comparable new home residences in London and with the best in class design and specification, homes at the Power Station have been designed with a view to attracting owner-occupiers who want to be at the heart of the vibrant community planned for the Power Station.”

The Power Station is at the heart of the 40-acre mixed use development that will create 18 acres of new public space, including a six-acre public park, office space for 5,000 people, approximately 200 shops and restaurants and other state of the art leisure and recreation facilities.

Specialist heritage architectural practice Wilkinson Eyre Architects is working on the physical restoration of the Power Station itself with preparatory work already begun. The impressive Power Station building will be transformed into a unique luxury retail, office and gastronomic experience showcasing the very best in class and like nothing else in the UK. When completed the building will be open to the public with the Northern Line extension fully operating.

The launch of the properties will be held in London only on 1 May 2014 as part of the shareholders’ commitment to London buyers. Prospective purchasers should register their interest at or by telephone: +44 (0)20 7501 0678 or email: sales(at)

Battersea Power Station Phase 3 lead architect : Frank Gehry Architect

14 Dec 2012

Battersea Power Station Redevelopment Approval

Detailed plans for power station approved

Detailed plans for the first phase of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment approved. The ruling means that the site’s new owners can press ahead with the first part of an £8bn masterplan. Work is expected to start in 2013. After so many previous failed attempts what are the chances these proposals will get built?

Battersea Power Station proposal
picture of the Battersea Power Station proposals

Battersea Power Station is one of 27 major development sites located in Nine Elms on the South Bank – central London ‘s biggest regeneration area. During this first phase of work two new buildings will be constructed on vacant land to the west of the power station building. The new blocks will provide 800 homes, a hotel and space for cafes, restaurants, bars, a gym, pool, spa, theatre and office studios.

A new six-acre public park will also be created right on the bank of the Thames.

Battersea Power Station proposal
picture of the Battersea Power Station proposals

Work to renovate the badly decayed power station will also begin during phase one. Once fully restored the iconic building will be opened up to the public for the first time.

Later phases of work will see new affordable homes built alongside a new Tube station, riverbus pier, pedestrian squares and a whole new town centre.

Wandsworth Council’s planning chairman Nick Cuff said:
“This project will restore one of London ‘s most iconic landmarks and create the first segment of a remarkable new town centre on the Thames riverside. The site’s vast empty spaces will be gradually brought to life with new homes, a riverside park and a new commercial centre supporting hundreds of jobs.

Battersea Power Station proposal
picture of the Battersea Power Station proposals

“Tonight’s decision is another important step towards extending the Northern Line to this site and comes just days after the Government announced it will underpin this vital infrastructure project with a £1bn loan guarantee. The Tube link is the key to creating a total of 16,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs across the entire Nine Elms on the South Bank district.

“This council has worked long and hard to bring the Tube to Battersea and to realise this area’s enormous potential. We are now within touching distance.”

About the Northern Line Extension
Earlier this month the Government agreed a loan of up to £1bn that will allow London Underground to fund an extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms on the South Bank. The announcement, which came in the Chancellor’s 2012 Autumn Statement, follows months of negotiations between Wandsworth Council, the Greater London Authority and HM Treasury over the financing package for the new Tube link.
The loan will be repaid through a tariff on private development projects within this 450 acre regeneration area (including the power station), and through future growth in business rates revenue within a new Nine Elms Enterprise Zone.
The proposal would create two new Tube stops – one on Wandsworth Road, the other at Battersea Power Station.
TfL is currently holding its third and final public consultation on the scheme before the application for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) is finalised in spring 2013. The TWAO is needed before construction of this large piece of infrastructure can begin.
If planning approval is obtained then construction of the Northern line extension could begin in 2015. Trains could start running in 2020.

About Nine Elms on the South Bank
Nine Elms on the South Bank includes the Albert Embankment, Vauxhall and a large slice of industrial Battersea.
An enormous investment programme has begun to transform the area – around 2million sq m of new development has been granted planning permission across the district.
The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership was created in 2010 to coordinate and drive forward the area’s transformation. Co-chaired by the leaders of Wandsworth and Lambeth Council, it includes the area’s main developers and landowners, the Mayor of London, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority.
Up to 16,000 new homes will be built – 14,000 already have planning consent and the first 1,000 are now under construction.
Up to 1,000 construction and engineering apprenticeships could be created across the regeneration programme.
The new Nine Elms on the South Bank will provide 25,000 new permanent jobs for London .
A new stretch of the Thames riverside path will run through the district and a new pedestrian and cycle bridge is planned to create another link to Westminster on the opposite bank of the river.
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12 Oct 2012

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

Detailed plans for Battersea Power Station Redevelopment

Battersea Power Station proposal
picture of the Battersea Power Station proposals
Detailed plans for the first phase of Rafael Viñoly’s Battersea Power Station masterplan have now been submitted to Wandsworth Council. The enormous development project in Nine Elms was granted ‘outline planning consent’ in 2011. The new application provides a detailed specification for the first stage of the development.

14 Mar 2012

Battersea Power Station Building

Battersea Power Station : Heritage and Regeneration Event

Battersea Power Station building
photo © Nick Weall
A conference took place on 20 Apr 2012 organized by the Twentieth Century Society at the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT. With support from the Building Centre Trust. The aim of the conference was to assist the public and media by presenting well-informed opinion about the development site in the light of new opportunities, with a focus on the retention of the Grade II* listed building.

12 Nov 2010

Battersea Power Station Redevelopment Design

Battersea Power Station – redevelopment masterplan
Design: Rafael Viñoly
Battersea Power Station masterplan
picture from architect

Wandsworth Council issue planning approval for the redesigned Battersea Power Station development. Rafael Viñoly Architects PC and Real Estate Opportunities Limited (REO) have revealed the master plan design for the redevelopment of the historic Battersea Power Station site along the River Thames. Designed and constructed in the 1930s by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the station, which was in operation until 1983, will now be revived as a vital element of the most advanced sustainable development ever built in the United Kingdom. The 8 million-square-foot master plan will provide residential, retail, hotel, and office space, as well as leisure, cultural, and community accommodations on the largest development site in central London. The Battersea Power Station initiative will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the wider Nine Elms Corridor.

Battersea Power Station redevelopment architect – Rafael Viñoly

Battersea Power Station
Architect: Giles Gilbert Scott

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Battersea Power Station Architect – Giles Gilbert Scott

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Battersea Power Station redevelopment previous architect – Grimshaw Associates

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