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

Jonathan Smith

Director

Jonathan joined DP9 in 2004 and now has over 17 years of planning experience in negotiating consents and delivering complex development projects in the private sector. His particular area of focus is in large-scale residential, office and mixed-use developments, including several tall buildings and masterplans. Jonathan also specialises in advice relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations.

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David Shiels

Director

David joined DP9 as a Chartered Town Planner in 2017 following three years at Daniel Watney. David has accumulated over 7 years’ experience advising clients on a vast range of developments across London and the South East in a variety of sectors, including residential, commercial, leisure and industrial. David has a strong track record advising on particularly complex developments in London, including the multi-phase regeneration of Battersea Power Station and Elephant Park.

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Nathan Hall

Associate

Nathan joined DP9 as an Assistant Planner in 2018 after the completion of his masters degree. He has grown to his current position of Senior Planner advising and acting as lead on a number of developments, across residential, commercial, visitor accomodation and senior living sectors in London and the South East. He has also gained substantial experience in the redevelopment of listed buildings and heritage assets.

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Archie Noden

Assistant Planner

Archie joined DP9 in September 2021 coming from the London Borough of Wandsworth and prior to that the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Archie is supporting on a number of projects at DP9 as he develops his skills and experience on his journey to becoming a Chartered Town Planner. He is also looking to complete a masters in Urban Planning at the University of Westminster.

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