Battersea Power Station has welcomed over 11 million visitors since first opening its doors to the public on the 14th of October 2022. Regeneration of the Grade II* listed landmark has created a vibrant new mixed-use development with the magnificently restored Turbine Halls forming the main public areas.
Originally designed in the 1930s by the UK’s renowned architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Battersea Power Station historically provided one-fifth of London’s electricity, supplying some of the capital’s most recognisable landmarks including the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, before being decommissioned in 1983.
The opening of the retail areas one year ago marks the culmination of almost a decade of intensive work to restore the globally recognised landmark, with WilkinsonEyre leading the design, through concept, detail and delivery, for this bold reimagining of one of the world’s most famous buildings.
The architectural interventions respect the integrity of the historic landmark while creating new events spaces, shops, restaurants and cafés, large open-plan office spaces and a series of sky villas positioned around rooftop garden squares above the Boiler House and Turbine Halls.
“It is so great to see how popular the building has become since its opening. Visitors from around the world now get to enjoy the mix of heritage architecture and contemporary interventions, animated by the lively mix of activities. In short this is a new destination for London, and a testimony to our client’s vision for this ambitious transformation.” Sebastien Ricard, Project Director
“It has been amazing to witness Battersea Power Station become the vibrant and thriving riverside neighbourhood it is today, and we are proud to have reached the milestone of welcoming over 11 million visitors. We never stand still and will continue to expand what this new town centre has to offer in the coming months and years.” Simon Murphy, CEO at Battersea Power Station Development Company