£750m redevelopment will go in for planning next month
Wilkinson Eyre has unveiled new images showing how it intends to transform the decaying hulk of Battersea Power Station into a shopping, office, residential and events complex.
The £750 million restoration and redevelopment will include a circular glass lift that will emerge out of the top of one of the rebuilt chimneys giving the public views across London.
The power station itself will open permanently to the public from 2019 with retail and an events space filling the lower floors, 58,000sq m of offices above and 248 flats crowning the scheme.
The flats will look on to green spaces dubbed garden squares in the sky, parts of which will be publicly accessible.
The adaptation of the power station is the second phase of Rafael Vinoly’s masterplan to go in for detailed planning.
A week-long public consultation will be launched tomorrow before the application is submitted on December 16.
Enabling work is already under way on phase one, two blocks of flats that will stand between the power station and the railway, designed by Ian Simpson and dRMM. Work has also begun on the Purcell-led restoration of the grade II* building which will take two years.