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29 + 28 Sep 2016

Battersea Power Station Apple Campus News

Apple has agreed to lease office space within the historic Battersea Power Station


28th September 2016 – Battersea Power Station is pleased to confirm that Apple has agreed to lease office space within the historic Battersea Power Station.

A Computer Generated Image of Battersea Power Station:

Battersea Power Station Apple Campus
picture of the Battersea Power Station current proposals

Apple will be the largest office tenant at Battersea Power Station occupying approximately 500,000 sqft., across 6 floors of the central Boiler House inside the historic icon. Apple is expected to move into the Power Station in 2021.

Battersea Power Station will be Apple’s new London campus and its office will account for circa 40% of the total office space in the whole development.

Apple has today said it is looking forward to opening its new London campus at Battersea Power Station in 2021. 1400 Apple employees from existing offices around London will relocate to this magnificent new development at one of London’s best known landmarks. Apple has added, that this is a great opportunity to have its entire team working and collaborating in one location while supporting the renovation of a neighbourhood rich with history.

Battersea Power Station proposal
picture of the Battersea Power Station former proposals

Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company:
“We are delighted that Apple has chosen to make Battersea Power Station its home in 2021. It is testament to our fantastic building and the wider regeneration of the 42-acre site which offers a carefully curated mix of homes, businesses and leisure amidst extraordinary open spaces and new transport links. It has always been our clear objective to create one of London’s most thriving new communities and this commitment from Apple will undoubtedly help us achieve our goal.”

Malaysia Square is located at the southern entrance of the iconic art deco Power Station building:
Malaysia Square Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station Malaysia Square

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London:
“I am delighted that Apple is moving into Battersea Power Station, helping to generate new jobs and economic prosperity for Londoners. It is a further sign that London is open to the biggest brands in the world and the leading city for trade and investment.”

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of the London Borough of Wandsworth:
“I’m very pleased to give Apple a warm welcome to the London Borough of Wandsworth. Apple will become the largest employer in the Borough and we are hugely excited that they will play a keen and active role in our local community.”

Battersea Power Station is owned by Malaysian shareholders Sime Darby, SP Setia and The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) whose commitment has undoubtedly unlocked the site’s potential. The development is managed by British based Battersea Power Station Development Company.

Battersea Power Station proposal
picture of former Battersea Power Station proposals

Specific Background Information

• It is understood that the transaction represents the largest office letting in London’s wider West End in the last twenty years.
• The Battersea Power Station development is being regenerated to accommodate what is the largest mixed-use project in Central London, where people from all over the world will live, work and play.
• The award-winning project, which is now under construction, has planning consent for over 8.5m sqft. of space which is split approximately 50:50 between commercial uses and residential.
• The commercial element is populated by shops, restaurants, hotels, arts and event spaces and will also include the largest new office district in Central London.
• At the heart of the development is the historic Sir Giles Gilbert Scott designed Battersea Power Station, a Grade 2* listed former coal-fired power station which is being meticulously restored in consultation with Historic England and will include the Apple office accommodation.
• The vast structure – the largest brick building in Europe – will include 2m sqft. of new space designed by architects WilkinsonEyre and also includes 253 new homes.
• To the north of the Power Station will be a six-acre public riverside park, and to the south will be a piazza style town square designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group – known as Malaysia Square, which links to the Electric Boulevard and the new London Underground station located at the development.

Boiler House reception and shuttle lifts on upper ground level:
Battersea Power Station Boiler House reception

Boiler House lounge looking South:
Battersea Power Station Boiler House lounge looking South

General Information

• The Power Station’s incredible rebirth will see 42 acres of Central London riverside land transformed into one of the most exciting and innovative mixed-use neighbourhoods, including 3m sqft. of commercial space of which 1.25m sqft. is office space together with 4,353 new homes, which includes over 600 affordable homes.
• The Power Station is located just minutes from Chelsea and the neighbouring 200-acre Battersea Park, both of which are easily reached by foot via Chelsea Bridge and the Thames footpath respectively.
• The new River Bus operating from Battersea Power Station will service the West End and The City from Autumn 2017.
• In addition to upgraded mainline train services operating from Battersea Park and Queenstown Road, a new Zone 1 tube station is currently under construction, which will serve people working and living at the Power Station and the surrounding area.
• Tunnel boring machines will arrive on-site later in 2016 and the new underground station will be operational in 2020.
• Across the entire project there are 8 development phases. Phase 1, which is called Circus West, comprises 865 homes, 23 restaurants and shops. The first homeowners will begin moving in at the end of 2016 and the first new commercial tenants will open in Spring 2017. The leasing strategy has been specifically targeting local, independent, artisan retailers and restaurateurs to bring a level of authenticity to the project.

Battersea Power Station
picture of earlier Battersea Power Station proposals

Economic Impact

• The successful regeneration of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 new jobs, inject £20bn into the UK economy and create a funding mechanism for the first major tube line extension since the Millennium.
• There are currently over 3,000 workers on site and over £2m is injected in the UK supply chain every day.
• The Battersea Power Station development has introduced a unique programme of initiatives to ensure the positive benefits of the development are broadly felt within the local Wandsworth community.
• Initiatives are categorised into Education & Skills, Jobs & Entrepreneurship, Community Spirit and Quality of Life. Together they represent the most comprehensive community engagement programme ever undertaken by a real estate development.
• The Battersea Power Station Foundation supports local charities and community projects, in its first year of operation, £1m in grants will have been awarded, and close to £2m will be awarded in 2017.

Battersea Power Station
image of the Battersea Power Station former proposals

Cultural Icon

• Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert-Scott and one of the most famous examples of art deco industrial architecture, the Power Station became operational in the 1930s.
• Shortly after it began providing electricity to light up the likes of Buckingham Palace, Carnaby Street and the Houses of Parliament, the Power Station made its film debut in the opening scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1936 film ‘Sabotage’. More recently it has starred in many films including ‘The Dark Night’, ‘Fast and Furious’ and the ‘King’s Speech’.
• It has hosted many fashion events including shows by Alexander McQueen and Matthew Williamson fashion show and as, one of the nation’s favourite buildings, was amongst seven scale models selected to represent London at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
• Pink Floyd with its famous ‘flying pig’ “Animals” album cover, The Who, Morrissey, Hawkwind, The Jam, Super Furry Animals, Tori Amos, Rihanna, Beyonce and Bear Grylls have all tapped into or performed at this world famous ‘venue’. Sir Elton John, who played at the 2014 Power Station residential launch event, was the last person to perform before the site closed for redevelopment.
• When it reopens, with a purpose build circa 2,000 capacity events venue inside the Power Station, the opportunity to create and experience amazing events, exhibitions and concerts will make this an incredible venue.

Battersea Power Station Designs

7 Apr 2014

Battersea Power Station Redevelopment Third Phase

Third Phase Designs Unveiled

The developer of Battersea Power Station in London has unveiled designs for the third phase of the £8bn redevelopment of the iconic building.

Battersea Power Station

The designs by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners will deliver a cluster of ‘wavy and wonky’ buildings for over 1,300 homes, built alongside a high street of shops and a hotel.

Battersea Power Station

In addition, a 160-room hotel and 350,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space will be delivered as part of the proposals.

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station Development Company also confirmed it would start work shortly on the reconstruction of the first of the iconic chimneys to the original specifications.

Battersea Power Station

Phase three of the vast scheme will feature a new high street for London, to be known as The Electric Boulevard, which will be the main gateway to the entire Battersea development.

Battersea Power Station

The Gehry designed element will be anchored by the distinctive Flower building.

Battersea Power Station

Frank Gehry / Foster + Partners

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Battersea Power Station
photograph © Nick Weall

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Battersea Power Station
Date built: 1939
Architect: Giles Gilbert Scott

Location: 188 Kirtling Street, Battersea, London, England, UK

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