Architect Rafael Viňoly published revised plans for London’s Battersea power station today. They exclude high rise development and gives a greater prominence to the 1930s industrial buildings.
All buildings on the site are shorter than the shoulders of the power station.
The masterplan includes around 3,700 new homes, 1.5Msq ft of office floorspace, 500,000sq ft of retail, restaurants, a hotel, leisure space and community facilities. Around 16,500 new jobs will be created within the completed development, which will also create thousands of construction jobs.
The scheme will also act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the Nine Elms area, which is expected to be served by an extension of the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station. Over the past year, significant progress on the private funding of the Northern Line Extension has been made through working alongside Transport for London and London Underground, according to owner Treasury Holdings UK.
“After two years of consultation, we are confident that we have the right scheme for this crucially important regeneration,” said Treasury Holdings UK managing director Rob Tincknell. “We are working tirelessly with Transport for London to secure the Northern Line Extension to Nine Elms, which is essential to achieve the high density redevelopment of the area.”