The generous terrace, delivered by LDA Design and designed in conjunction with James Corner Field Operations, tops Foster + Partners’ undulating new building. The gardens have lent their name to the entire phase of this development to be called Battersea Roof Gardens.
Residents and visitors to London will soon be able to enjoy panoramic views from one of Europe’s largest roof terraces, part of the transformation of Grade II London industrial icon, Battersea Power Station.
The terrace features picnic spots, sun decks and fitness areas. Just published images show that from this spectacular vantage point, residents will be able to grow herbs, gather to watch a movie, barbeque or exercise whilst enjoying views of the capital.
The terrace is part of ‘Electric Boulevard’, the third phase of Europe’s largest regeneration project. It includes the creation of approximately 1,300 homes to the south of the Power Station together with a new high street also being designed by LDA Design. This phase of the development is expected to complete in 2021.
The Electric Boulevard designs are the result of a unique partnership comprising LDA Design, James Corner Field Operations, Foster + Partners and Gehry Partners. Prospect Place is Frank Gehry’s first and only residential project in the UK. It is designed in partnership with LDA Design to deliver private and public gardens, terraces and a large children’s play area.
The scale of Battersea Power Station is monumental, and includes 19 acres of public space with a new six-acre riverfront park, a town square and a new Zone 1 London Underground Tube station (Northern Line extension). It opens up a stretch of the Thames that has been sealed off to the public for over a century. Along with more than 4,000 new homes, half the development will be given over to commercial space, including restaurants, shops and offices.