Iconic architects Frank Gehry and Norman Foster have revealed designs for the next phase of development at Battersea Power Station.
The new designs propose building 1,300 homes on the either side of a new high street called The Electric Boulevard. Other plans include building 130 affordable homes, alongside a 160-room hotel, retail and leisure facility.
Gehry Partners has designed the five buildings to the east of The Electric Boulevard, to be known as Prospect Place which will house double-height retail units at street level. Prospect Place will be anchored by the distinctive Flower building.
Foster + Partners has designed the building to the west of The Electric Boulevard, to be known as “The Skyline”. Two floors of retail units will front on to the western side and the top of the entire building will be given over to one of London’s largest roof gardens.
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “We have set out to make Battersea a showcase for the world’s very best architects and the designs we are unveiling today demonstrate that commitment in action. Phase Three is an important part of our plans for the Power Station site, creating a new thoroughfare which will be at the heart of the new vibrant community. We are determined to create a genuine sense of place, and developing landmark buildings in which people are proud to make their home and work in is vital to us achieving that aim.”
Frank Gehry, founder of Gehry Partners, said: “Our goal from the start has been to create a neighbourhood that connects into the historic fabric of the city of London, but one that has its own identity and integrity. We have tried to create humanistic environments that feel good to live in and visit.”
Grant Brooker, design director and senior partner at Foster + Partners, said: “We moved our own office to Wandsworth almost twenty five years ago – the borough is very important to us, so we were absolutely delighted to be chosen by the shareholders of Battersea Power Station to be part of this inspiring regeneration project. It will transform the area and create a vibrant new district for South London that we can all be proud of.”
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