30 November 2017
BATTERSEA POWER STATION OPENS A DESIGN STORE
Battersea Power Station has opened a new store paying homage to the iconic Power Station building through a curated selection of products that celebrate its history and heritage.
Open in time for Christmas, the Battersea Power Station Design Store stocks a range of products including homewares, fashion, stationery, jewellery, artwork, gifts and souvenirs, all inspired by the Grade II* listed icon and its riverside location.
Products have been created by local artisans and designer-makers as well as more established brands. Visitors will be able to shop for unique gifts as well as sample the new restaurants that have opened at this riverside location. These include Francesco Mazzei’s Fiume, Mother for pizza and No. 29 Power Station West for all-day drinks and dining.
Products sold in the Battersea Power Station Design Store include:
- A Power Station-inspired range of sportswear from up-and-coming London brand Laurie Nouchka, which has risen to fame for its use of iconic buildings from around the world translated into geometric prints on lycra garments (top £65, leggings £100)
- An exclusive Battersea scent – a collection of Battersea-infused soap products from London-based brand Soapsmith (Bath bombs £5, Soap £7)
- Industrial style handmade homeware accessories from Nick Fraser including coat racks and candelabras fashioned out of steel piping inspired by the Power Station (triple candelabra, £65)
- Hand-made jewellery from British designer I Am Acrylic (necklace, £28)
- Crockery from Snowden Flood featuring the Power Station and the London skyline (side plate, £25)
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “Battersea Power Station has inspired artists, designers, musicians and textile makers for generations. We are delighted to be able to bring the best of the best under one roof and celebrate the history and heritage of this wonderful building.”
The Battersea Power Station Design Store has been curated in partnership with We Built This City, a London-based business which brings together goods from artists, designers and makers which celebrate the capital city whilst supporting its creative community.
Alice Mayor, Founder of We Built This City, said: “We’re thrilled to have been able to offer our curation and commissioning services to Battersea Power Station on this exciting new retail destination, while also opening up a unique opportunity to our network of talented artists, designers and makers.
“We watch with excitement as this new permanent home for art and design plays host to a hotbed of creative talent and ideas celebrating what is undoubtedly one of London’s most inspirational and best-loved landmarks.”
The Malaysian shareholders of the Battersea Power Station project are committed to giving back to the communities in which they operate. They recognise the importance of creating shared value and this is embedded in all their undertakings to ensure that they contribute to building a harmonious and caring community.
The Battersea Power Station Design Store is open Thursday to Sunday 12pm until 6pm. Products will soon be available to buy online at staging.bps.bolser.co.uk.
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Notes to editors:
About Battersea Power Station
- Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new town centres in which roughly half the development will be comprised of shops, restaurants and office space. In addition, there will be a six-acre public park, a town square and a new tube station (scheduled to be within Zone 1).
- The Battersea Power Station project covers 42 acres and includes 3.5m sq ft of mixed commercial space, together with 4,364 new homes.
- The successful regeneration of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 new jobs, inject £20bn into the UK economy and create a funding mechanism for the first major tube line extension since the Millennium. A new NHS medical facility is also being built.
- The Battersea Power Station Foundation supports local charities and community projects. Over £3.3m has been awarded since it launched in 2016; on average, £207,000 is granted per month and the largest grant awarded was to Battersea Arts Centre for £305,000.
- Circus West Village is the neighbourhood centre for the first part of the development. It opened to the public in Spring 2017 and since then more than 350,000 people have visited to enjoy the ongoing programme of events and the new shops and restaurants.
- Residents started to move in to Circus West early in 2017 and continue to do so. The Village Hall, a new performance space, has opened at Circus West Village and a new MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service commenced on 1 November 2017.
- The Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence (BASE), the development company’s bespoke jobs and training service created for those living locally, was launched in 2016. It is focused on matching people with jobs at Battersea as well as providing training relevant to the job pipeline at the development.
- Battersea Power Station is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprised of Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and the Employees’ Provident Fund. Management of the development is being undertaken by the British-based Battersea Power Station Development Company.