Terry Farrell and Partners has revealed a stripped-down scheme to rejuvenate London’s Battersea Power Station, a derelict landmark on the banks of the Thames.
The art deco classic has been the subject of several grandiose redevelopment plans, including a 1983 proposal to turn it into a theme park and a more recent ‘eco-dome’ scheme by architect Rafael Viñoly.
By contrast, Terry Farrell’s vision is far more simple and actually involves the demolition of two walls. The design will preserve both the front and back sections, complete with the trademark chimneys.
In Farrell’s scheme, the famous structure will be surrounded by housing and parkland. An open colonnade screen will connect the two side walls, while the area in between will be roofed over and redeveloped at a later stage.
Farrell added: ‘This is a pragmatic and incremental approach to enable the redevelopment of this famous landmark sitting in one of the largest and most valuable regeneration sites in Central London. In many ways, this strategy is already on its way to being realised as there is one long flank wall missing as well as the roof itself.”