Regenerating | Revolutionising | Battersea Power Station
For this eagerly anticipated project, we combined our expertise to create a unique façade, trapezoidal roof design, water ripple canopy, feature staircase, and more.
Quoted as ‘visionary and ambitious’ this is one of the largest redevelopment projects ever seen in London. The Alloy Fabweld team shares something rather special and unique that has ‘welded’ together beautifully for Battersea, as part of the impressive £9bn redevelopment delivery.
Combining our specialist design, engineering, manufacturing, and efficient project management skills, while working with esteemed designers on the design, creation, and installation. Our team developed the textured effect and unique 'water ripple' effect canopy design, façade, feature staircase, and much more for Sir Robert McAlpine on this significant project.
For the Battersea project, many unique elements came together for the overall design working with expert designers including Lord Norman Foster's design of the unusual yet distinctive trapezoidal roof light.
Foster's architects conceived a uniquely curved Gaudi style façade which was intricately considered at every angle and elevation with the design combining unique geometry, and meticulous layouts around the feature glass panels in Prospect Park. Antoni Gaudí I Corvet is best known for being at the forefront of Catalan Modernism architectural style in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Our combined expertise demonstrates how safety does not have to be boring, the design and creation considered all features including a glass lift, smoke shaft, and vent feature that needed to complement and contrast with the overall focal features.
Since 2012, the Grade II Listed Power station, over six acres has been undergoing painstaking restorations to maintain this world-renowned landmark. The Battersea Power station has seen a major eight-year redevelopment for the area, which includes a new high street known as The Electric Boulevard and a residential and shopping area of Prospect Park.
Electric Boulevard offers a new pedestrianised high street, between Gehry Partners’ Prospect Place and Foster + Partners’ Battersea Roof Gardens to the riverside neighbourhood’s Zone 1 London Underground Station.
Electric Boulevard was beautifully conceived and designed as part of the overall redevelopment by designers Adamson's LDA, putting this new and emerging business area in Wandsworth which provides high-quality office space in Battersea on the map. The vast 42-acre (over 8 million sq ft) former industrial brownfield site now further contains a community of homes, shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, offices, and 19 acres of public space.
The £9bn redevelopment project is the focus of a vibrant, mixed-use development, a new neighborhood, and a business quarter for London, serviced by a Zone 1 extension to the London Underground Northern Line and the restoration of the Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station.
The Mayor of London said: “This redevelopment of a 20th Century London landmark has already helped to deliver new investment, vital transport links, and jobs for local people. Battersea Power Station will now breathe new life into this part of London – attracting more investment and boosting our economy as we build a better London for everyone.”
The Electric Boulevard will serve as the main gateway to the entire Battersea development area by connecting it with the Northern Line Extension station.