- Almost 40 years after Battersea Power Station’s lights were switched off, the icon is set to return and become one of London’s most exciting retail and leisure destinations.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 2): Battersea Power Station has announced that it will open its doors to the public on Oct 14, 2022.
Almost 40 years after Battersea Power Station’s lights were switched off, the icon is set to return and become one of London’s most exciting retail and leisure destinations.
According to Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), the “first wave opening in October” will include Hugo Boss, Theory, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Aesop, Space NK, Ace + Tate, lululemon, Mulberry, Jo Malone London, Uniqlo, Mango and a new neighbourhood bookstore, Battersea Bookshop, from specialist bookseller Stanfords.
More brands will be announced in the lead up to the grand opening.
The Boiler House at the heart of the Grade II* listed building will also host a 24,000 sq ft Arcade Food Hall from JKS Restaurants which will open in 2023.
Other food and beverage businesses opening inside the Power Station are Le Bab, Where The Pancakes Are, Poke House, Clean Kitchen Club, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar and Paris Baguette.
These will complement bars and restaurants already open in Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, including Sugen Gopal’s Roti King, Tapas Brindisa, Wright Brothers, Vagabond Wines, Megan’s at the Power Station, Battersea Brewery, Francesco Mazzei’s Fiume and Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Kitchen.
Electric Boulevard, a new high street for the local community will also open on Oct 14.
It will offer a mix of bars and restaurants, office space, shops, a park, community hub and a new 164 room hotel from art’otel, the brand’s first hotel to open in the UK.
Retailers who already announced their openings on Electric Boulevard include high street favourite, ZARA, a new-concept M&S Foodhall and a 28,000 sq ft club from London fitness brand, Third Space, opening in 2023.
“It has taken a lot of hard work, determination, and the continued commitment of the Malaysian Shareholders over the past ten years to bring Battersea Power Station back to its former glory,” said Simon Murphy, chief executive officer of BPSDC.
“Announcing that we will be opening the building to the public for the first time in history in just over a month’s time is a monumental moment for the project. We can’t wait to welcome the first visitors, and show the local community, Londoners, and the rest of the world, the historic beauty of the Grade II* listed building, which has been transformed into London’s most unique destination for all to enjoy,” he added.
The announcement also saw a group of newspaper boys and girls dressed in 1930s attire gracing the event, “in a nod to when Battersea Power Station first started generating electricity back in 1933”, stated BPSDC. They will be informing London about the opening day by handing out a limit edition newspaper, Power Station Post.
Ten golden tickets have been hidden in the newspapers and if found, the ticket holder will be amongst the first to walk into Battersea Power Station on Oct 14.
They will also win two tickets to LIFT 109, a glass elevator that takes visitors 109m up to the top of the building’s north west chimney, offering panoramic views of London’s skyline.
Battersea Power Station is owned by a Malaysian consortium comprising Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and EPF.
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