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Saturday26 July 2014

LDA Design appointed to landscape Battersea Power Station

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Landscape architect will work alongside Ian Simpson Architects and dRMM on first phase

LDA Design has been appointed as the landscape architect for the first phase of the £8 billion redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

The practice will be working alongside Ian Simpson Architects and dRMM in the first of seven main development phases envisaged in Rafael Viñoly’s masterplan for the 16ha site.

This will see the construction of residential buildings with 800 flats, which will include restaurants, a spa, theatre and office space.

LDA Design’s brief is for a “signature riverfront garden reflecting the presence” of the 1930s grade II* listed power station.

Rob Aspland, director at LDA Design, said: “This is one of the biggest development opportunities in the UK since the London 2012 Olympics.  While that event helped to regenerate east London, this project will provide a massive boost to Wandsworth and south west London. We are delighted to be involved in both.”

Battersea Project Land Company (BPLC) has pledged to start work at the long-derelict site this year, with ground-breaking planned for the second half of 2013.

The entire development, including a new Tube station, is scheduled for completion in 2024.

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