21 November, LONDON – Battersea Power Station has unveiled the first completed apartment at the Grade II* listed landmark on the River Thames, as the transformation of the Power Station into a new destination for London continues at pace.
The apartment, which is one of 253 new homes being created in the building, features original brick and steelwork dating back to the 1930s as well as new floor to ceiling Crittal windows, art deco inspired interiors and state-of-the-art appliances and technology throughout.
The apartment is situated on the second floor of Turbine Hall A on the western side of the Power Station. Architect and design studio Michaelis Boyd, whose previous work includes Soho House and The Groucho Club, is the lead designer for all of the apartments within the building and has created two distinct colour palettes for purchasers to choose from.
Heritage 33, on display in this apartment, is a decadent showcase of bold materials and textures inspired by the Power Station’s Art Deco glory years when it powered over a fifth of London’s electricity.
It features dark herringbone flooring inspired by the original Control Room A and distinct blue tiling in the bathroom referencing the original tiles found in the Directors’ staircase, while bronze fixtures and fittings add a sense of glamour to the space. Alternatively, purchasers can select the Heritage 47 palette, a fresh and contemporary aesthetic reflecting the post-war austerity of the 1950s when the second part of Battersea Power Station, including the second two of the four chimneys, was constructed.
This apartment has been thoughtfully dressed by London-based interior design studio, TH2, part of the Taylor Howes studio, which has taken inspiration from the building’s unique history and heritage.
Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said: “On behalf of our Malaysian shareholders, unveiling the first completed apartment in the Power Station is a major milestone for the project and is evidence of the huge momentum that is building as we look forward to opening the Power Station in 2021.
“These homes are among the most magnificent properties in London. Many of them enjoy fantastic river views and all of the apartments benefit from having an array of shops, restaurants, cinemas and other amenities, including a six-acre park, on their doorstep. They will also be some of the best-connected homes in the capital, with the MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus now operational and a new Zone 1 London Underground Station opening in 2021.”
As well as the apartments, Battersea Power Station will also include half a million sq ft of office space, set to become Apple’s new London Campus, a further 40,000 sq ft of co-working space operated by No18, over 100 shops, a cinema and a 18,500 sq ft food hall. Work has also commenced on the Chimney Lift Experience, a glass elevator inside the North West Chimney that will take visitors up to a 150m high viewing platform to experience unparalleled views over London.
Progress is also being made on Electric Boulevard, the third phase of the project which comprises buildings by Gehry Partners and Battersea Roof Gardens, where apartments are available to purchase off-plan with prices starting at £671,000.
The first phase, Circus West Village, is now complete and is home to over 1,000 residents as well as thriving community of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as a cinema, hair and beauty salon, theatre and spin studio.
The Battersea Power Station team will be heading over to Setia International Centre this weekend. For those who are interested to know more about this development and the offers available, do head over to Setia International Centre this weekend.