Turner & Townsend chosen for Battersea Power Station development (UK)

Turner & Townsend has been appointed as the project managers and employers agent for the initial phases of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. Battersea Power Station will become a vibrant new community, offering homes, shops, offices, space for the arts and a new six acre riverside park.

It will be served by a new underground station and river bus services, making it one of the most accessible new destinations for people to live, work, socialize and spend their leisure time.

Phase 1, also known as Circus West at Battersea Power Station, is a mix of 800 one, two and three bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses as well as a blend of offices, shops, community and cultural spaces designed by Ian Simpson Architects and de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM). The first residential occupancy is expected to be in 2016.

Circus West residents will also have access to a 5,000ft² (approx. 464 m²) private Residents Club designed by David Linley – this club will have a bar, private dining space, library, business center and a private cinema.

Preparatory work on Phase 1, to the West of the 39 acre site, has already begun with construction expected to commence in the second half of 2013. This will coincide with the start of the renovation of the Grade II* listed Power Station itself, the largest brick building in Europe and one of the most significant surviving examples of Art Deco architecture.

Commenting on the appointment, Turner & Townsend UK Managing Director Steve McGuckin, said: “This is a landmark project in every sense of the word, and we are delighted to have been appointed to play such an important role in its delivery.

“Turner & Townsend has extensive experience of working on high profile developer projects in the capital such as The Shard. The Battersea Power Station development will be an exemplar project.”

Rob Tincknell, Chief Executive Officer for Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “We’re looking forward to working with Turner & Townsend. Battersea Power Station is one of the world’s most recognized buildings and it’s the last central London riverside location of this size to be redeveloped. That sort of undertaking is a massive responsibility and we are making sure we bring together the best team to ensure its emergence into the thriving new town center for London.”

Source: Turner & Townsend

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