Battersea Power Station, the iconic Grade II* landmark in London, now houses one of the city’s most stunning residential rooftop gardens. However, it has been confirmed that the gardens are not accessible to the broader public. This rooftop oasis is only available to residents of the three newly constructed apartment buildings that have gone up next to the former generator as part of the £9 billion regeneration project.
According to the report, the gardens symbolise the Battersea Power Station Development Company’s commitment to promoting a strong sense of community within the neighborhood.
This 29,000-square-foot verdant sanctuary is located atop the 16th floor of the unique Battersea Roof Gardens. It’s a high-end mixed-use structure with 232 homes and a 164-room hotel designed by Foster + Partners. Battersea Power Station’s new addition was designed by renowned landscape architect James Corner from Field Operations and delivered by LDA Design.
The rooftop garden offers a 360-degree panorama of the entire City of London while boasting captivating views of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys. With 23,000 plants and 55 trees, it creates vibrant swathes of colour.
The garden features various seating areas, including a spacious “community dining table” for neighbours to congregate and socialise. Apart from this, it features soft ambient lighting, wooden loungers, and a grassed area catering to yoga and small events.
Meriam Makiya, Head of Residential at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “Battersea Power Station is a neighbourhood centred around creating a sense of community and this beautiful roof garden is the perfect space for residents to share and enjoy together. Elevating this garden to the top of the Foster + Partners’ building has allowed us to be generous in the amount of outdoor space residents can enjoy. Combined with other incredible amenities in the building including the two-storey Sky Lounge, and the exceptional breadth of shops, restaurants, bars, and leisure venues now open across the wider estate, it is very rare that developments are able to offer such a rich, community-focused residential experience.”
Grant Brooker, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners, said, “The rooftop gardens are for all of the building’s residents. The aim was to create a thriving parkland walkway that provides spectacular views across the river and to the city. The gardens are a social space to walk, run, take a yoga class—or just relax and breathe—in a unique setting that is high above the city and set against the power station’s iconic chimneys.”
James Corner, Principal of James Corner Field Operations, said, “We were initially drawn to the project because of the extraordinary context of the site—an elevated and large-scale roof garden looking out across the magnificent Power Station and its iconic chimneys, the River Thames, and practically all of London as a 360-degree panorama. The key objective for the garden was for it to provide surprise, delight, and provide a deeply visceral sense of immersive nature, with comfortable spaces for seating, lounging, sunbathing, looking-out, exercising, yoga, and eating. This beautiful rooftop garden provides a scenographic sequence of garden experiences, a magical lookout, and an amazing set of diverse experiences.”
Benjamin Walker, director at LDA Design, the Executive Landscape Architects, and project lead, said, “Battersea Roof Gardens is an elegant, rolling space designed to complement Foster + Partners’ architecture. Our ambition was to not only create a stunning retreat high above Battersea Power Station’s new public realm but also a lush, resilient, nature-rich space that is designed to withstand hot dry summers and warmer wet winters. The gardens require minimal maintenance and, a year since planting, are now thriving.”
Since opening in October 2022, Battersea Power Station has become London’s most exquisite leisure shopping and luxury living destination. The development plan for the area includes building roughly 3,400 apartments for an estimated 28,000 residents. Representing a fusion of sophistication, heritage, and potential financial gains, the apartments in Battersea Power Station and the neighbourhoods offer high-quality finishes, exclusive amenities, and high-end technologies that resonate with uber-rich customers seeking both a smart investment and a distinctive lifestyle.
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