The much-anticipated Battersea Power Station development, located south of the River Thames, will feature a new retail outlet and London’s first new high street for more than 100 years.
Designed by Guggenheim architect Frank Gehry, the high street, which will be known as The Electric Boulevard, will link the new Northern Line tube station to the rest of the power station site.
Thanks to the exciting new design developed by Gehry and Foster + Partners, the development of the former industrial site will put the iconic Grade II*-listed structure on the world stage once again.
The third phase of the development will comprise over 1,300 homes in a range of sizes and styles in two areas on either side of the high street. The area will also feature a hotel and 350,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space as well as additional leisure facilities.
Work began on Phase One of the development, known as Circus West, in July 2013 while work on the restoration of the Grade II* listed Power Station has already begun, with the reconstruction of the first of the iconic chimneys to the original specifications set to start shortly.
The Battersea Power Station master plan, designed by Rafael Vinoly, comprises over 3,400 homes as well as offices, shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, community and leisure facilities and 18 acres of open space.
Foster + Partners’ projects include 30 St Mary Axe (‘the Gherkin’), the British Museum in London and the Reichstag, the new German Parliament in Berlin