Battersea residents consulted as permanent power station event space draws closer

Plans for a revamped Battersea Power Station with ambitious facilities for events came a step closer to fruition after 82% of Battersea residents voted in support of the overall masterplan.

Battersea residents give advice as permanent power station event space draws closer
Battersea residents give advice as permanent power station event space draws closer

Real Estate Opportunities Ltd and Treasury Holdings UK hosted a third public exhibition at Battersea Power Station during the first week of December to present the masterplan that was officially submitted to Wandsworth Council in August 2009.

Members of the public reviewed plans to build residential housing, shopping facilites, a riverside park and community facilities.

The £5bn redevelopment plans includes provision for an event space within the grounds of the power station, which currently features the Boiler Room, an Arena Structures-built temporary venue within the walls of the derelict power station.

82% of visitors to the exhibition supported the overall masterplan, representing a 20% increase in support since the last exhibition in June, with 90% supportive of the design of the scheme.

97% of attendees also supported the proposed extension to the Northern Line.

The general public was asked what they would like to see at the development, which yielded the following event-specific quotes:

"Good entertainment space is vital to Battersea. I have to go too far at the moment."
 
"We want an entertainment space to rival The O2"

"Would love to see are exhibitions and cultural
activities"

"Dance, opera, concerts, theatre"

"A concert venue with better acoustics than The O2"

"Sports centre, and theatre that the local kids can use after school"

Treasury Holdings MD Rob Tincknell said: "Throughout the entire planning process we have been mindful to create a scheme which represents the aspirations and concerns of all the stakeholders involved, not least the Battersea community, so we are delighted to have received such overwhelming public support.

Battersea Power Station has recently held events including Sports on 4 Freeze.

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