Battersea Power Station has unveiled the first images of its newly restored Control Room A, ahead of the Grade II listed building’s opening this autumn.
Control Room A, with its art deco interior, is expected to become a unique events space within the historic Power Station.
At its peak, Battersea Power Station produced a fifth of London’s electricity and Control Room A, later joined by Control Room B, which was finished in the 1950s, managed the distribution of electricity generated by the Power Station’s turbines.
The Control Rooms make up just one element of the restoration that has taken place across the Power Station, which has been decades in the making.
Opening to the public from this autumn will be both Turbine Halls, several floors of the Boiler House and the north-west chimney, which will be home to the chimney lift experience – a glass elevator taking visitors 109m in the air with 360-degree views of London’s skyline.
Upon opening, Battersea Power Station will form the centrepiece of a new ‘15-minute’ live, work and play neighbourhood, which will act as a town centre for the immediate and wider local communities, a new business quarter for the capital and an experiential destination for
Londoners and international visitors.
Inside the Power Station there will be 254 apartments, over 100 retail
shops, restaurants and cafes, event spaces, a cinema and office space.
A number of retail brands, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Mango, Space NK, Aesop and Hugo Boss will be setting up shop inside the Power Station.