New scaled-down plans for Battersea released


Updated plans for London’s Battersea Power Station’s new development have been unveiled and will soon be submitted.

Real Estate Opportunities have substantially altered their previous designs, which featured a 2,000 seat amphitheatre and a 300-metre eco-dome – plans that would have taken 12 years and £4 billion to realise. The decommissioned power station’s chimneys would also be removed.

The new generation of plans are somewhat less ambitious and focus on accessibility, with numerous entry points and pedestrian paths. Less than half of the 15.5 hectare site will be developed, with residential, retail and office space all intended.

A 600,000 square foot terraced office building will encircle the power station. A spokesman confirmed that the economic downturn had played a major part in the change of expectations: “We have maximised the more profitable uses on the site. It is much more simple now, and much more phaseable.”