Transforming iconic Battersea Power Station

Battersea

You don’t have to be a Londoner to know or have heard about the historic Battersea Power Station. This imposing building that has sat alongside the Thames for the past 70 years is seeing itself transformed from industrial utility to a modern, vibrant and contemporary mixed-development.

Such was the importance of this national treasure investment had to be strong. Backing came in form of Malaysia’s respected property development and investment businesses S P Setia Berhad, Sime Darby Property and Employees Provident Fund. The whole development is being managed by Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC).

The building was originally designed in the 1930’s by one of Britain’s best-known 20th century architects Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Architectural practice WilkinsonEyre were appointed in 2013 to take this landmark building into its next development.

Our involvement began when long-standing client Turner & Townsend approached us earlier this year requiring a Building Clerk of Works to work full-time inspecting the construction works. Since our initial appointment we have increased our involvement from one to four Clerks of Works. An emphasis was placed on the interaction with the site team as this project is huge and demands the highest of standards in respect of the quality and finish.

Phase one of this redevelopment includes high-end, high-quality homes, commercial offices, deluxe shops, restaurants, a theatre and a six-acre park.

‘It’s great to be involved in this high-profile project, our onsite involvement started the middle of this year and has developed from having one highly-trained Clerk of Works to having four highly-trained Building Clerks of Works working full-time. This will help ensure that the quality of the build is maintained. We expect to be kept busy on this project until the predicted completion date in 2020.

– Project Manager Raz Khan

This is not the first high-profile project in ‘The Capital’ for Hickton team. We have worked on projects such as o2Millemium Dome in 2006, various Greenwich Hospitals projects in 2013 and are currently work on several more London-based projects including ones for the hotel chain citizenM, residential project Hortensia Road and mixed development 25-33 Berners Street (Copyright House) for Derwent London.

To view our wide range of projects please take a look at our portfolio page on our website.