Battersea Power Station, a coal-fired power station that operated from about 1930 to 1980, is breathing new life into a corner of London’s south bank of the River Thames.
With four towering chimneys, this well-photographed landmark is being transformed into a mixed-use district with upscale shops, bars and restaurants for residents, locals, office workers and tourists to enjoy. Even a pair of peregrine falcons call it habitat on the 42-acre development.
“Battersea Power Station is fast becoming one of London’s hottest districts,” he says. Watson Briggs of chestertons“It attracts international buyers with its rich history, world-class amenities and convenient location in central London.”
Surrounding the historic brick building are the Gary Partners-designed Prospect Place and the Foster + Partners Battersea Roof Garden. The buildings were developed collaboratively and mirror each other with a street lined with shops in between. Residents of both buildings have access to roof garden facilities including picnic areas, lounges, theaters, co-working spaces and gyms.
Prospect Place is the UK’s first residential project by the Los Angeles-based firm of renowned architect Frank Gehry. The curved sculptural façade contrasts with the unified design of the Art Deco power station.
The 308 homes emphasize open concept floor plans and access to outdoor spaces. Studios, 1-4 bedroom condos, luxury penthouses and more. Briggs describes them as “the perfect combination…ideal for those seeking an international lifestyle.”
The unit has two interior themes. One is the LA palette, featuring a light wood finish and bright color scheme. The London option incorporates historic elements from the adjacent power station, using metal finishes and contrasting textures for an industrial feel.
Briggs is the brand new representative London Palette Penthouse It is sold on the 14th and 15th floors. Wood herringbone pattern floors cover most of the 3,073 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms and four bathrooms. A private elevator connects his two floors.
A terrace adds an additional 1,600 square feet of outdoor living space.
Asking price is £6.95 million, or about US$8.7 million. Battersea has its own tube station, but you can also purchase two separate parking spaces. The West End is within a 15 minute drive.
“The area is great for families as it’s close to some of London’s top schools and universities, and its prime location on the banks of the Thames offers great views and a quiet atmosphere,” says Briggs. say. The development has a nursery school, medical center, river bus service, and he community choir of over 100 people.
“Whether you are looking for a new home or a lucrative investment opportunity, Battersea Power Station is a premier destination that offers something for everyone,” he says.
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