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Battersea site visit

Site visit will be hosted by Avison Young’s PM Tom Geard

Vital information:

Bring your own PPE ; high viz jacket , hard hat, site boots, gloves and glasses.

DDA is limited, the only access to the site is via stairs.

The building:

Battersea Power Station is an iconic London landmark and one of the last major symbols of London’s industrial past. The redevelopment project brings both the Power Station building itself and the surrounding area back to life. The site will be easily accessible through an extension to the Northern Line.

Phase III creates ‘The Electric Boulevard’, which will be the main gateway to the 42-acre development, connecting the Northern Line Extension station with the Power Station. The phase includes more than 1,300 homes in a range of sizes and styles in two zones on either side of the boulevard, as well as a 160-room hotel, retail spaces, restaurants and leisure facilities.​

Two of the world’s major signature architects are involved in this project; the building known as ‘O-1’ has been designed by Foster + Partners and the ‘RS-4’ buildings designed by Gehry Partners. ‘O- 1’ also includes a hotel, a clinic and affordable residential units. The scheme will be constructed in two phases. Phase 3A will be constructed whilst the new station is being built.

Completion of the station box will allow work to commence on Phase 3B. Phase 3A is scheduled for completion in 2021 and Phase 3B in 2023.

Some key green features you might not be familiar with are

• a new, low-carbon energy hub at the facility will come online in 2021,

• located directly in front of the original building, the 73,000 sq ft underground facility will be fitted with three gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) engines totalling 7.3MWe and three gas-fired boilers totalling 30MWth.

• BPSDC estimates that the facility will produce 5,000 tonnes less carbon emissions each year than a comparable coal-fired power plant – the equivalent of taking 1,000 average petrol passenger cars off the road.


• 8:30 gather at ticket hall Battersea Park Station. Meet Rosemary Silver from Avison Young and NAWIC

• 8:45 Proceed to site

• 9:00 Presentation by Avison Young’s Project Director Tom Geard

• 9:30 H&S • 9:45 site visit

• 11:00 end

Signing up:

Attendance will be open to members and non-members subject to ticket availability.Tickets are limited, which is why we would like to ask you to avoid booking without making sure you will be able to attend.


We cannot give any refunds for this event, please make sure you can attend before purchasing the ticket, more below

Tickets will not be refundable and all proceedings from this event will be used as part of our Educational Fund .

• The Fund (set up in 2016) is regional and generated both by setting aside 25% of the proceedings from our regular events (after paying for all costs) and 100% of our site visits.

• We use the Fund money to pay for the materials we need to deliver our educational events (at universities, schools and girl guiding) and to cover the costs of sponsored tickets and a number of free tickets to benefit our partner organisations.


If you are curious about this remarkable project (refer to pages 52-63 PHASE III) LINK

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