Battersea Power Station 2018
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Client:Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC)
Project Category:Special Projects
Architect:Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Completion Year:2018
Location:London, United Kingdom
Capacity:2,000 seats
The facilities will include a new Riverside event venue with a capacity of 2,000, and will be located within the middle floors of the central Boiler House of the Power Station.

The designs by Wilkinson Eyre Architects are consistent with and sympathetic to Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's masterpiece, with the chimneys and turbine halls remaining the dominant features of the building. Retaining the Power Station's sense of scale and visual drama is key to the project and is achieved through design features such as a full-height glass void behind the southern wall, a vast central atrium and open, unobstructed turbine halls. The careful expression of the contrast between old and new is vital to the success of the project. The designs retain and respect the integrity of the historic landmark while also creating a new state-of-the-art events space.

Once the entire project is completed in 2025, the 42-acre development will be home to 25,000 people living and working on site. With 40 million visits anticipated each year, Battersea Power Station will be one of the largest retail, leisure and cultural complexes in central London, with businesses on site forecast to contribute almost 1 billion a year to the UK economy in the first 20 years of operating.