Plans for the site include a whole new community with homes, shops, offices and a new six-acre riverside park. It will be served by a new Northern Line underground station and a river bus services.
Phase 1, also known as Circus West at Battersea Power Station, is a mix of 800 one-, two-and three-bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses, along with offices, shops, community and cultural spaces. It has been designed by Ian Simpson Architects and de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM). Developers expect the first residents to move in during 2016.
Preparatory work on Phase 1, to the west of the 39 acre site, has already begun. Construction is expected to start in the second half of 2013. This will coincide with the start of the renovation of the Grade II* listed power station itself, reputedly the largest brick building in Europe.
Battersea Power Station Development Company is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprising SP Setia, Sime Darby Berhad and the Employees Provident Fund.
The Rafael Viñoly-designed mixed-use master plan received outline planning consent in August 2011. Phase One received detailed planning consent from Wandsworth council in December 2012.
Turner & Townsend UK managing director Steve McGuckin said: “This is a landmark project in every sense of the word, and we are delighted to have been appointed to play such an important role in its delivery.
“Turner & Townsend has extensive experience of working on high profile developer projects in the capital such as The Shard. The Battersea Power Station development will be an exemplar of project delivery.”
Battersea Power Station Development Company CEO Rob Tincknell said: “We’re looking forward to working with Turner & Townsend. Battersea Power Station is one of the world’s most recognised buildings and it’s the last central London riverside location of this size to be redeveloped. That sort of undertaking is a massive responsibility and we are making sure we bring together the best team to ensure its emergence into the thriving new town centre for London.”