Battersea Power Station has announced a further wave of retail brands set to open their doors in the Grade II listed building which is opening to the public next year.
The latest international retail brands planning to set up shop at Battersea Power Station include: Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, The Kooples, Ray-Ban, L’Occitane, Gant, The Body Shop, Lacoste, Aēsop, Mango, Reiss, Le Labo, and Kova.
These newly announced brands will join a line-up of retailers already set to open their doors at Battersea Power Station next year, including Hugo Boss, MAC Cosmetics, Space NK, Watches of Switzerland, Jo Malone, boxing gym, BXR and The Cinema at The Power Station, a new cinema and private members club, with sister sites including The Cinema at Selfridges and The Cinema in The Arches located in Circus West Village, the first chapter of the Battersea Power Station development.
Following these latest signings 82% of the commercial space at Battersea Power Station is now let, with more than 70% of the retail and leisure space either exchanged or under offer.
Sam Cotton, head of leasing at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “We are undoubtedly experiencing the most exciting year yet in the transformation of Battersea Power Station.
“Battersea Power Station is well on its way to becoming one of the most prominent new neighbourhoods in the world and to have this endorsed by such an impressive collection of British and international brands is testament to the continued appeal of this unique project.”
Simon Murphy, chief executive officer at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “It is to the credit of this magnificent newly restored building and the unique new 15-minute neighbourhood that is coming to life in and around it, comprising homes, offices, shops, cafés, restaurants and entertainment venues, alongside stunning architecture and acres of open green spaces, that brands such as these have chosen to join the growing community of businesses at Battersea Power Station, despite a challenging global retail environment.
“Our vision was always to bring together an eclectic mix of brands, services and experiences that provide unforgettable experiences and memories for everyone who visits, whether they are there to live, work or play, and we cannot wait to open the doors to everyone next year.”
The 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, domestic and international visitors.
The announcement follows the recent news that the Zone 1 Battersea Power Station Underground Station, which brings the development within 15 minutes of the West End and the City, has opened as part of the Northern Line Extension.
Another significant milestone reached earlier this year was welcoming the Power Station’s first ever residents following the completion of Switch House West, the first major element of the building to complete. The rest of the restored building will be completing in stages throughout the year, with residents moving into the Boiler House and Switch House East in the coming months.
A c. 25,000 sq ft Food Hall offering an all-day dining experience will also be opening in the Boiler House at the heart of the Power Station. More details on this and further dining concepts coming to this exciting new food and drink destination for London will follow.