|Rafael Viñoly’s masterplan for the Battersea Power Station in Central London|
|Tuesday, 16 November 2010 08:13|
Major step in regeneration of the largest undeveloped space in Central London
Wandsworth Council Approves Battersea Power Station Planning Application. The next stage of the process will see the application go to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for their consideration.
According to the developer, Wandsworth Council’s approval of the planning application in Central London is a major step towards realizing the vision for Battersea Power Station, and follows a comprehensive consultation programmes for a property development in the UK, consisting of extensive dialogue in over 300 meetings with local groups and stakeholders, 3 public exhibitions and over 16,000 visitors to Battersea Power Station.
The scheme has received strong support from a range of stakeholders including the Greater London Authority, English Heritage, CABE, and most importantly, the local residents and general public.
Rafael Viñoly’s masterplan will create a 10.1m sq ft mixed-use sustainable development with over 3,400 new homes and 1.7m sq ft of office space alongside 1.5m sq ft of other commercial uses including community, hotels, cultural, leisure, conference centre, shops and restaurants. At the heart will be the Power Station, restored and standing as a reminder of London’s industrial past.
The development will also include a new tube station on the proposed extension of the Northern Line from Kennington to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station, the first ever privately funded extension to the tube network in Central London.
The scheme is expected to generate approximately 15,000 new jobs and training opportunities, and will create a self sufficient, vibrant and inviting new community, intended as a catalyst for the regeneration of Nine Elms – the largest Opportunity Area in Central London.
Construction on Phase 1 of the development is scheduled to commence towards in early 2012 with completion in 2016. The remaining phases, including the new underground station will follow, with the entire development scheduled for completion in 2024.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:28|