More than 20 years since it was decomissioned, London's iconic power station is back in business as potential buyers register their interest to buy homes in the Battersea landmark
It’s one of the most famous building’s in the world, but now, more than 20 years after the lights went out at Battersea Power Station, the iconic behemoth is finally grinding back to life.
This week saw the first off-plan luxury apartments in the soon-to-be redeveloped power station go up for sale for a whopping £6 million.
This princely sum will get you one of nine exclusive penthouse suites on the sought-after site although you won’t be able to move in until after building work is completed in 2016.
The power station was originally designed in 1930 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
and J. Theo Halliday and was granted grade II listed status in 1980 in recognition of its impressive Art Deco qualities.
Since then, the iconic building has fallen into disrepair amid various failed attempts to redevelop the 39 acre site.
The new development was designed by Uruguayan architect, Rafael Vinoly and the site’s new 800 luxury apartments form part of a complex known as Circus West. Prices for a studio flat start at £338,000.
When the lucky owners do finally get settled they can enjoy a gym, plenty of shops, a spa and theatre on their doorstep. Plus, they’ll have some of the best views in London – looking over 400 metres of the River Thames.
All residents will also have access to an elevated residents garden. In addition, each apartment will have an enclosed ‘Winter Garden’ that will provide useable outside space all year around, whilst the penthouses will have private rooftop terraces.
Also on site will be a 5,000sq ft private Residents Club designed by David Linley with a bar, private dining space, library, business centre and a cinema.
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Phew! With all those benefits and the cracking views of London, we understand why they are more than just a little pricey!
For more information on the redevelopment contact the Battersea Powerstation Development Company