The brightest and best global brands, businesses and restaurants are sought to create a world-class new urban quarter for London. A selection of amazing Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners designed homes to be available for sale.
September 5, 2014
Battersea Power Station is embarking on a worldwide tour in October and November 2014 to 13 cities in 11 countries. The aim is to find the most exciting UK and global brands, businesses and restaurants to bring alive London’s newest high street and the capital’s largest and most central development. From Friday 31 October, representatives from the shareholders and BPSDC will host exhibitions in London, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Dubai, Paris, Los Angeles, Milan, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Doha.
Phase 1 of the mixed-use scheme will open in 2016 and once the entire project is completed in 2025, the 42-acre development will be home to 25,000 people living and working on site. With 40 million visits anticipated each year, Battersea Power Station will be one of the largest retail, leisure and cultural complexes in central London, with businesses on site forecast to contribute almost £1 billion a year to the UK economy in the first 20-years of operating.
To set Battersea Power Station apart in London, design quality and best practice in community development has been paramount. A world-class team of architects including Wilkinson Eyre, Ian Simpson Associates, dRMM, Foster + Partners, Rafael Viñoly and Gehry Partners have been appointed to deliver a carefully thought-out mix of uses for the site that will blend to create an exciting place to live, visit and do business.
Now, businesses of a similarly world-class calibre are to be selected to lease the 3.5 million sq.ft. of commercial space:
With over 1.62 million sq. ft. of office space to lease across the 42-acre development, Battersea Power Station will become London’s newest office quarter. Building on the success along the rest of the South Bank, six flexible upper floors of the central Boiler House in the Power Station itself are available for lease. The total area intended for office space is similar to that of The Gherkin in the City of London. These larger than average floor plates at around 80,000 sq. ft., are set to attract businesses from the creative industries.
Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, Chairman of the Battersea Project Holding Company Limited, said: “The shareholders’ ambition for Battersea Power Station is to create an amazing new urban quarter for London and one that is enjoyed both day and night. This is behind the drive to find the very best mix of UK and world-wide businesses to lease over 3 million sq. ft. of retail and office accommodation.”
Rob Tincknell, CEO of BPSDC, said: “The Power Station is unique, having a very powerful existing brand profile. Together with other leading global retail and business brands, we believe this combination will create a truly world-class destination and a significant addition to the fabric of London.”