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LDA Design lands Battersea Power Station redevelopment contract

Having made its mark on the landscape at The Olympic Park, LDA Design has secured a contract to work on the first phase of development at the site of Battersea Power Station.

An £8 billion regeneration project, the 40-acre site will retain the power station – a Grade II-listed building – as a centrepiece. It will be surrounded by a mix of homes, offices and restaurants, as well as a theatre and a spa.

LDA Design will focus on one of seven parts of the project; it will be responsible for creating open public spaces at the site with dRMM and Ian Simpson architects.

Featuring around 160,000 sq ft of London office space, it is anticipated that the regeneration project will provide the area with a significant boost – attracting businesses, which will in turn see new jobs created.

Rob Aspland, LDA Design director, commented: “This is one of the biggest development opportunities in the UK since the London 2012 Olympics.

“While that event helped to regenerate East London, this project will provide a massive boost to Wandsworth and South West London. We are delighted to be involved in both,” he added.

Meanwhile, Wandsworth Council have highlighted the prosperity the redevelopment could bring to the area.

Leader of Wandsworth Council and Nine Elm Vauxhall Partnership co-chair, Ravi Govindia, said: “The regeneration will be one of the greatest sources of new jobs and homes in the country of the next few years.

“This is the most exciting development in London and will deliver a massive boost to economic growth,” Mr Govindia finished.

Work on the project is set to commence during autumn of next year (2013).

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