Battersea Power Station confirms opening date
Battersea Power Station is set to reopen next month with new shops and restaurants as the revamp of the iconic building nears completion.
The long-awaited opening has been set for Friday October 14.
The Grade II listed building has been entirely restored after it was decommissioned and shut down in 1983. At its peak, the station supplied a fifth of London’s electricity. A 9 billion pound transformation scheme was first announced back in 2018.
Battersea Power Station (BPS) will be home to a long list of fashion brands, including the likes of Hackett, Theory, Mulberry, Levi’s, Pinko, Petit Pli, Abercrombie & Fitch, Superdry, Castore, Sweaty Betty, Lululemon, Uniqlo, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, The Kooples, Gant, Lacoste, Mango, Reiss, and Hugo Boss.
Additionally, its line-up of accessories and beauty brands includes Ace & Tate, IWC, Watches of Switzerland, David Clulow, ROX, MAC Cosmetics, L’Occitane, Jo Malone London, and Space NK.
BPS announced earlier this month that 90 percent of its commercial space has been let, with 85 percent of the retail and leisure space exchanged or under offer.
The opening of BPS is expected to create over 2,500 jobs.
Simon Murphy, CEO at Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said: “It has taken a lot of hard work, determination, and the continued commitment of the Malaysian shareholders over the past ten years to bring Battersea Power Station back to its former glory.”
“This is the culmination of a 40-year-journey, from decline to decay, to rack and ruin and now restoration, revival and rejuvenation with a new community being formed and thousands of jobs being created. The icon is reborn.”
Also opening on October 14 is a new pedestrianised high street called Electric Boulevard running from the south of the Power Station to the new Battersea Power Station Zone 1 Underground station which also opens on the same day.
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