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The Malaysian-owned Battersea Power Station will open to the public next month

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Battersea Power Station will be open to the public for the first time on October 14, 2022.

 

Electric Boulevard, a new pedestrianised high street running from the south of the Power Station, between Frank Gehry's Prospect Place and Foster + Partners' Battersea Roof Gardens, will also open on the same day at the new Battersea Power Station Zone 1 Underground station.

 

Battersea Power Station began producing power in 1933. The power station supplied one-fifth of London's electricity at its height.

The building was deactivated in 1983, and multiple futile attempts to rehabilitate the site occurred in the years that followed.

The Power Station has been managed by the current shareholders, Sime Darby Property Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, and the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) since 2012.

 

Almost 40 years after its lights were turned down, Battersea Power Station is back and ready to become one of London's most exciting retail and leisure destinations.

 

Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said that it has taken 10 years of hard work, determination, and the continuous commitment of the Malaysian owners to restore Battersea Power Station to its former glory.

 

"Announcing that we will be opening the building to the public for the first time in history in just over a month 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."

 

The Grade II* listed structure has been meticulously restored to its former splendour. The retail offering is situated in the Power Station's two freshly restored, historic Turbine Halls, which, while identical from the outside, are unique in their interior architecture.

 

Turbine Hall A represents the extravagant Art Deco splendour of the Power Station's construction in the 1930s, but Turbine Hall B finished in the 1950s, has a more brutalist, industrial style and feel.

 

Shoppers will find a variety of British and international brands inside the Turbine Halls, with the first wave opening next month.

 

The Boiler House, located at the core of the Grade II* listed building, will also house the recently announced 24,000-square Arcade Food Hall from JKS Restaurants which will open in 2023.

 

The two Control Rooms of the Power Station, which handled the distribution of power from Carnaby Street to Wimbledon - including powering Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament - have also been restored.

 

Control Room A will be made into a one-of-a-kind events venue, while Control Room B will be changed into an exciting new all-day bar concept, where clients will be able to get up close and personal with the original dials and controls of the Control Room.

 

A slew of entertainment venues, including The Cinema at the Power Station - whose sister site The Cinema in the Arches is located beneath the railway arches in Circus West - will also open inside the Power Station, cementing Battersea Power Station as one of London's go-to leisure locations.

 

Electric Boulevard, a new high street for the surrounding neighbourhood, will also open on Oct 14. The new high street will have a mix of bars and restaurants, office space, stores, a park, a community hub, and a new 164-room art'otel hotel, the brand's first in the United Kingdom.