Battersea Power Station Stage 3 Redevelopment Plans Launched
15 April 2014
Designs were unveiled on 7th April by architecture firms Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners for the third stage of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. The Power Station has been out of use since 1983 and has received many unsuccessful proposals over the past 30 years including turning it into a football stadium and a theme park.
The new designs will introduce a neighbourhood of 1300 homes which will connect the repurposed Power Station with a new Northern Line Underground Station worth £200 million via a pedestrian high street entitled ‘The Electric Boulevard’. The new developments will contain; double height shops, a community centre, 250 metre roof garden, a medical centre, a 160 room hotel and contribute to Battersea Power Stations 15% affordable housing commitment.
LA based Gehry Partners have designed five residential buildings and “tried to create Humanistic environments that feel good to live in and visit.” while Wandsworth based Foster + Partners have proposed one large apartment block called ‘The Skyline’ aimed to “create a vibrant new district for South London” one which “we can all be proud of”.
The undulating curved titanium facades are a striking design statement which will set apart this new development as a forward thinking, desirable piece of architecture – a design deserved of its price tags which reach into the millions.
The development is part of a masterplan co-ordinated by New York Architect Rafael Viñoly which will provide a total of 3400 houses once completed.