Following 30 years of planning, the redevelopment of London’s 39 acre Battersea Power Station site has commenced. The scheme will provide new homes, employment, retail and leisure opportunities, all connected to central London by an extended tube and road network.
At the heart of the development will be the iconic Grade II listed power station building, surrounded by new homes, offices (including the UK headquarters for Apple), shops, community and leisure facilities forming a self-sufficient, vibrant and inviting new community, and creating over 14,000 new jobs. New buildings will open onto 22 acres of high-quality open space that will be home to play areas, water features, outside performance areas, river frontage, public art and much more.
PBA was appointed to design the main access into the site and junctions into future development phases, including sub-basement car parking serving adjacent development phases. We are also the client’s lead consultant, responsible for coordinating work being carried out by other consultants and architects.
PBA’s design involved civil and structural engineering, bridges, geotechnical and environmental, street lighting and security, with initial work being completed during 2017. PBA will also complete utilities diversions, the coordination of utilities for future development phases, structural design of access ramps down to the underground parking and associated M&E design, together with a link tunnel beneath the road.
The Battersea Power Station masterplan has an estimated capital cost of circa £2.5bn and a delivery programme which completes in 2025.