Up on the roof of Battersea Power Station

Residents and visitors to London will soon be able to enjoy panoramic views from one of Europe’s largest roof terraces, part of the transformation of Grade II* London industrial icon, Battersea Power Station.

The generous terrace, delivered by LDA Design and designed in conjunction with James Corner Field Operations, tops Foster + Partners’ undulating new building. The gardens have lent their name to the entire phase of this development to be called Battersea Roof Gardens.

The terrace features picnic spots, sun decks and fitness areas. Just published images show that from this spectacular vantage point, residents will be able to grow herbs, gather to watch a movie, barbeque or exercise whilst enjoying views of the capital.

As development intensifies in our towns and cities, rooftop gardens provide vital access to much needed green space. In London, they now cover an area larger than Hyde Park, outpacing other global cities. They provide much-needed habitat for our insect and bird populations.

The terrace is part of ‘Electric Boulevard’, the third phase of Europe’s largest regeneration project. It includes the creation of approximately 1,300 homes to the south of the Power Station together with a new high street also being designed by LDA Design. This phase of the development is expected to complete in 2021.

Images Credit – Battersea Power Station

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