The landmark Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station in London has been sympathetically transformed from a much-loved industrial relic into a vibrant 21st century destination. The redevelopment of the 2 500 00sq.ft building (approx. 230 000m2
) was carried out as Phase 2 of an eight-phase, 42-acre regeneration of this former brownfield site on the banks of the River Thames.
This article presents a summary of the substantial engineering work undertaken to bring Battersea Power Station back to life. An extremely technically and logistically challenging project has been redeveloped through a series of well-thought- through, simple, yet elegant and buildable solutions to preserve the existing fabric, integrate it seamlessly with the new, and give this icon a new lease of life.