Buro Happold joins Battersea redevelopment team
Buro Happold has been appointed by the Battersea Power Station Development Company to provide multidisciplinary engineering design and consultancy to Phase 1 of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.
The consultancy will be delivering structural and civil engineering as well as specialist facades, fire, Inclusive Design, security and water engineering for this major urban regeneration project situated on 38 acres of prime development land within a mile of central London. The overall scheme, which already has planning consent, will provide over 8 million ft² of mixed use development within and around the landmark building. The scheme which will anchor the wider regeneration within the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area will be supported by an extension to the Northern Line from Kennington, which will include two new stations: Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station itself.
Buro Happold Principal Justin Phillips said “We are truly delighted to have been appointed to the Battersea Power Station development. It follows on from our regeneration work across the Lower Lea Valley site which saw the delivery of the triumphant Olympic Stadium and the masterplanning for the site’s conversion from black spot to sporting hot spot. We look forward to dramatically changing this significant part of central London, all within a mile of Westminster.”
Phase 1 of the development will comprise 1million ft² of residential development over 18 storeys, a ground floor retail and leisure zone and two levels of below ground parking. The early development will also improve riverside access and provide a pedestrian route to Battersea Park. Surveys and repairs to the iconic Grade II listed building will also be undertaken as part of the early works to ensure that the first occupants on site have exceptional views of this world renowned building. Design development is already proceeding to support the commencement of basement construction in the summer of 2013.
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