Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Power Station Developer Opens Riverbank for First Time in 90 Years

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Power Station Developer Opens Riverbank for First Time in 90 Years

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Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor

A STRETCH of riverbank in front of Battersea Power Station opens to the public today for the first time since the generator was built in the Thirties.

The one-acre space lies along the initial phase of the PS9 billion redevelopment of London's most famous industrial building.

The land had previously been the site of a warehouse and coal storage for the huge turbines that created power for thousands of London homes and had been out of bounds to the public for at least 90 years.

It will be accessible through a new entrance in a former railway arch called Grosvenor Bridge Arch, near Chelsea Bridge and Battersea Park.

Residents are expected to start moving into the first phase of the Malaysianbacked scheme, called Circus West, by the end of this month. Restaurants, bars and shops are to open in the summer.

The space will eventually form part of the six-acre Power Station Park, which will run in front of and to either side of Europe's largest brick building. …

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