Iconic and globally recognised Battersea Power Station occupies some 15 hectares of land, consisting of Power Station A built in the 1930’s, Power Station B from the 1950’s and associated industrial land and structures.  Fully decommissioned in the 1980’s, the site became subject to numerous failed development proposals resulting in the land lying derelict until it was acquired by the current owners in 2012. A successful masterplan to create an entirely new town centre based around the refurbished listed Power Station were developed by previous owners in 2009, and are now well underway.

Project Objective

The Client sought to deliver a world class sustainable, mixed-use, multi-phase new town centre development that refurbished and repurposed the Grade II* listed Power Station and utilised the 15-hectare site.

Role Of DP9

DP9 advised the previous owners to secure permission for the comprehensive masterplan to regenerate the site. Since the acquisition of the site by the current owners, DP9 have led the project in its delivery stage on all town planning matters devising the strategy and managing negotiations with the London Borough of Wandsworth, Mayor of London, Historic England and all other key stakeholders including the Port of London Authority and the Environment Agency.

Key Challenge

The creation of an entirely new town centre provided a unique challenge in itself. This, coupled with the need to incorporate and reinvigorate the listed Power Station as part of that project, provided additional, numerous and complex listed buildings consent challenges. Delivering the project in a way that adapts the approved masterplan to ongoing economic and commercial changes has presented further planning challenges to overcome.

Unique redevelopment of a Grade II* listed power station

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