Battersea Power Station - Phase 2

Powering on in Battersea

Bringing an iconic London landmark back to life after 35 years

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Battersea Power Station - Phase 2 Project summary


Battersea Power Station Development Company

Key partners

Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Turner and Townsend, Buro Happold, Purcell

Services provided

Construction management


Housing and regeneration, Retail, Mixed-use development, Offices


UK and Europe, UK - London and south-east England

Project timeline

Start date
August 2017

Project story

Since it was decommissioned in 1983, Battersea Power Station had stood derelict on the south bank of the River Thames. Renowned for its four chimneys and art deco design, the iconic Grade II* listed building underwent a massive transformation, that now sees it restored as a mixed-use development, creating over 25,000 jobs.

This complex project opens the building and riverside to the public for the first time, retaining the power station's unique historical features but giving it a new 21st century purpose.

Having worked on early preparatory works, including the rebuilding of the chimneys, Mace was well placed to take over in August 2017 as construction manager for Phase 2 of the redevelopment – transforming the Power Station, and building an energy centre and six acre public riverside park.

As the cornerstone of the entire regeneration project, the Power Station includes approximately 100 new retail, food and beverage units, as well as a 2,000 capacity events venue and unique chimney lift experience. The Power Station now also provides c.500,000 sq ft of new office space, now home to Apple’s new London Campus, and 253 new residential homes.

17 tower cranes
3,000 workers on site at peak
25,000 people living and working across the site

points of note

The peregrine falcons

The site is home to two peregrine falcons - the fastest animal on Earth. We relocated the peregrines’ original nesting site in one of the Power Station’s old wash towers to a new purpose built tower nearby at a cost of over £100,000. Since the move they have successfully raised a number of chicks.

Sensitively restoring and conserving

We worked closely with Heritage England to bring this Grade II* listed building back to life, sensitively refurbishing and reusing materials wherever possible. We used innovative measures on-site, including sand and ice-blasting - rediscovering old techniques for the 21st century.

Assessing and reducing emissions on site

Our sustainability team worked with King's College London, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and other partners on innovative research on the issue of diesel and particulate emissions from our supply chain's construction vehicles. 

Creating jobs and building skills for local people

Opening up employment opportunities for local people on the site was a priority for Mace and the Battersea Power Station Development Company. We worked closely with Wandsworth Council and our supply chain and have successfully taken a number of previously unemployed people though a comprehensive skills and training programme, leading to jobs on the construction site.

Clean sky thinking

The new underground energy centre provides heating and cooling for the entire Battersea Power Station development area. It utilises two of the iconic chimneys which will, once again, discharge into London’s sky – yet, rather than smoke, it will be pollution free water vapour.

Looking after our people

Our colleagues benefitted from access to an on-site nursing team in a purpose built medical centre. The nurses were able to treat minor injuries, illnesses and manage emergency situations. They also focused on educating workers and the local community on health and wellbeing.