Gehry Partners, Foster + Partners to design phase three of Battersea Power Station
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Gehry Partners, Foster + Partners to design phase three of Battersea Power Station

23 Oct 2013

Architectural firms Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners have been selected to design phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London.

Battersea Power Station

Architectural firms Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners have been selected to design phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London.

Phase three, otherwise known as the High Street, is a retail pedestrian street which will serve as the gateway to the entire development and the new Northern Line extension.

The third phase will feature two residential development zones located either side of the High Street.

Gehry Partners will design the residential buildings to the east of the High Street while Foster + Partners will design the facilities to the west.

In total, the third phase will feature 1,200 residential units, a 200-room hotel overlooking both the town square and the power station, 350,000ft² of retail and restaurant space, a 15,000ft² library and further leisure space.

Gehry Partners founder Frank Gehry said, "Our goal is to help create a neighborhood and a place for people to live that respects the iconic Battersea Power Station while connecting it into the broader fabric of the city."

Designed by Rafael Viñoly, the mixed-use Battersea Power Station master plan spans 39 acres of River Thames frontage.

The development features more than 3,400 new homes as well as offices, shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, community and leisure space, and 18 acres of open space.

Wilkinson Eyre has been appointed to the power station building, while Ian Simpson Architects alongside dRMM designed Circus West, which is phase one of the development.

The Battersea Power Station site is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprising S P Setia, Sime Darby and the Employees’ Provident Fund.

The consortium secured outline planning consent in August 2011, while the London Borough of Wandsworth approved the first phase of the project in December 2012.


Image: The mixed-use Battersea Power Station master plan spans 39 acres of River Thames frontage. Photo: Courtesy of Battersea Power Station.