KUALA LUMPUR (July 6): Battersea Power Station has reached practical completion of the Grade II listed Power Station after eight years of transformational restoration, said Sime Darby Property Bhd.
Battersea Power Station is owned by a Malaysian consortium consisting of Sime Darby Property, S P Setia Bhd and the Employees Providend Fund.
In a statement on Tuesday (July 5), Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) chief executive officer Simon Murphy said the company is now working with the retail and leisure brands as they fit out their spaces ahead of the opening of the building to the public for the first time in autumn.
BPSDC said also opening this year is London’s newest pedestrianised high street, Electric Boulevard.
It said the new high street was designed by two of the world’s most renowned architectural practices, Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners, and will feature shops, restaurants, a community hub, a new park and a 164-room art’otel, the brand’s first hotel in the UK overlooking the Power Station itself.
The company said Electric Boulevard will also link the development to the new Zone 1 Northern Line London Underground Station which opened in 2021, bringing Battersea within 15 minutes of the City and the West End, as well as boosting the local economy and creating over 17,000 jobs.
Meanwhile, it said the Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, already includes customer favourites such as Sugen Gopal’s Roti King, Francesco Mazzei’s Fiume and Chef Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Kitchen.
It said the vibrant riverside neighbourhood is home to more than 1,800 residents and over 20 cafés, bars, restaurants, shops, fitness and leisure facilities.