Global Launch of Battersea Power Station

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.

Published on
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:

  • 250 retail and food & beverage outlets planned for the development, with the first 40 operators to open in late 2016 in Circus West (Phase 1). Drawing inspiration from the best of London’s shopping ‘villages’ – Shoreditch, Soho and Marylebone High Street, both independent and high-end retailers across the 42-acre site will be encouraged to offer experiential and unique propositions to enhance the Battersea experience.
  • 115 retail and food & beverage units will be set in the show-stopping setting of the Power Station, over the ground, upper ground and first floors of the Boiler House and the two Turbine Halls. In addition, a 30,000 sq. ft. fashion hub of new London graduate talent will be developed to aid and nurture design, business development, showcasing and the art of selling.
  • Phase 3 of the development will see more than 50 large retail and food & beverage units open in 2020 to create London’s newest high street designed by Foster + Partners and Frank Gehry. The high street is the southern pedestrian gateway, linking the new Northern Line extension with the rest of the development.
  • Across the site, food & beverage operators will offer their fare through a range of concepts – from food stalls, pop-ups, cafes, fine dining and food markets. In the Power Station a whole floor will be devoted to a bespoke mix of food and beverage brands in a new collective style for customers to enjoy.
  • Leasing the state-of-the-art leisure facilities including a new 2,000 capacity Riverside event venue for London located within the middle floors of the central Boiler House of the Power Station; two boutique hotels, 60-rooms in the Power Station and 167-rooms in the Foster + Partners designed Battersea Roof Gardens building; an observation lift and viewing platform planned for the North West chimney of the Power Station; cinemas, music venues, members clubs and health and fitness.

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.”

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