Battersea Power Station’s Frank Gehry Makeover. 

Words by
Lee Cassanell

16th May 2022

The world famous architect’s new hot prospect.

Marking the completion of the Battersea regeneration project, Prospect Place on the Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station complex has welcomed its first resident.

A combination of studios, apartments, townhouses and penthouses, all are unique and the ”eye-catching exteriors are created by the winter garden pods that appear to cascade down the sides of the buildings. Some apartments also have expansive private terraces and all have access to the podium level residents’ garden”

The state-of-the-art amenities on offer include a 8,350 sq ft private Sky Lounge, a sunset bar, workspaces, cinema room, lounge areas and a gym. A number of major retail outlets are also due to move into the neighbourhood.

“I love London”, said Gehry:

“It has culture, history and diversity and the buildings we have created at Battersea Power Station are designed to stand artfully on their own amongst all of that, whilst also framing an internationally recognised icon. It is important we create social places for future generations and our goal from the start has been to create a neighbourhood that connects into the historic fabric of the city of London but also has its own identity and integrity.”

From the late 1930s, Battersea Power Station produced up to a fifth of London’s power, supplying electricity to some of London’s most recognisable landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Following its closure in 1983, it became a cultural landmark, a much-loved backdrop to many films, a venue for spectacular shows, fashion shoots and events, as well as a source of inspiration for artists and musicians. Today, the once vast derelict wasteland on which it sat, has been transformed and reimagined into a flourishing new environment for residents, Londoners and visitors to enjoy, marrying what it once was with what it can now be.