Battersea Power Station Development Company has commissioned the firm to provide structural and civil engineering consultancy to phase one of the redevelopment.
Buro Happold principal Justin Phillips said “We are truly delighted to have been appointed to the Battersea Power Station development. It follows on from our regeneration work across the Lower Lea Valley site which saw the delivery of the triumphant Olympic Stadium and the masterplanning for the site’s conversion from black spot to sporting hot spot. We look forward to dramatically changing this significant part of central London, all within a mile of Westminster.”
Phase one of the development will comprise a million square feet of residential development over 18 storeys, a ground floor retail and leisure zone and two levels of below ground parking. The early development will also improve riverside access and provide a pedestrian route to Battersea Park.
Surveys and repairs to the Grade II listed building will also be undertaken as part of the early works to ensure that the first occupants on site have exceptional views of this world renowned building.
Design development is already proceeding to support the start of basement construction in the summer of 2013.