Battersea Power Station development confirms October opening
Battersea Power Station has today announced that it will open its doors to the public for the first time in history from Friday 14th October 2022.
The London landmark’s opening date was officially announced this morning in front of the Power Station by a group of newspaper boys and girls dressed in 1930s attire, in a nod to when Battersea Power Station first started generating electricity back in 1933.
The building’s retail offering is housed in the Power Station’s two newly restored, historic Turbine Halls, which although identical when viewed from the building’s exterior, are completely unique in their interior design. Turbine Hall A reflects the lavish Art Deco glamour of the 1930s when the Power Station was built, whereas Turbine Hall B which was completed in the 1950s, has more of a brutalist, industrial look and feel.
Inside the Turbine Halls, shoppers will find an array of British and international brands, with the first wave opening in October including the likes of Hugo Boss, Theory, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Aesop, Space NK, Ace + Tate, Lululemon, Mulberry, Jo Malone London, Uniqlo and Mango.
Electric Boulevard, a new pedestrianised high street, which runs from the south of the Power Station, between Frank Gehry’s Prospect Place and Foster + Partners’ Battersea Roof Gardens to the new Battersea Power Station Zone 1 Underground station, will also open on the same day.
The new high street will offer a mix of bars and restaurants, office space, shops, a park, community hub and a new 164 room hotel. Retailers already announced to be opening on Electric Boulevard later this year include Zara and a new-concept M&S Foodhall.
Simon Murphy, Chief Executive Officer at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:
“It has taken a lot of hard work, determination, and the continued commitment of the Malaysian Shareholders over the past ten years to bring Battersea Power Station back to its former glory. Announcing that we will be opening the building to the public for the first time in history in just over a month’s time is a monumental moment for the project.
“We can’t wait to welcome the first visitors, and show the local community, Londoners, and the rest of the world, the historic beauty of the Grade II listed building, which has been transformed into London’s most unique destination for all to enjoy.”
Over 2,500 new jobs will be created once the doors to the Power Station open, with a total of 17,000 jobs once the whole 42-acre project has completed.