From Sting to Boris, everyone loves the new luxury development that is Battersea Power Station.
And now plans for a swanky new public square in the development have been revealed.
Known as Malaysia Square, the public space was unveiled by by the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and London Mayor Boris Johnson on a visit to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
The two-level space will link the southern entrance of the restored power station to the Electric Boulevard, a high street with cafes and shops.
Designed by architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group, the space will also boast a hibiscus-shaped fountain in the centre of the space representing Malaysia’s national flower.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “Once the generator of megawatts, Battersea Power Station’s revamp is now sparking the wider rejuvenation of a once forgotten and neglected part of the capital, supporting tens of thousands of new homes and jobs and delivering regeneration on a scale rarely seen before. Bjarke Ingels Group’s concept will ensure that this incredible project has a dynamic public square that offers Londoners and visitors an inspirational experience that will live long in the memory.”
Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, chairman of Battersea Project Holding Company, said: “The innovative and thoughtful concepts underlying the creation of Malaysia Square honours the heritage and sharedhistory of two nations to form a vibrant and exciting public space for residents and visitors to meet, mingle and shape the future together. It is the shareholders’ fondest wish that this will become an enduring landmark which celebrates the best of global East-West collaborations whilst giving every Malaysian who visits this spot in Central London a true sense of belonging and reminder of home.”