Powerhouse at Chelsea Waterfront transforms Heaps Highway Energy Station
Powerhouse at Chelsea Waterfront is a historic London energy station reimagined as a state-of-the-art, modern mixed-use scheme, whereas honouring the construction’s previous
The final of London’s three fundamental energy stations, Heaps Highway Energy Station, has launched its redesign. Welcome to Powerhouse at Chelsea Waterfront, which, along with the Tate Fashionable and Battersea Energy Station, completes the trio of necessary items of London power infrastructure and industrial structure which have now entered a brand new part of their life.
Nestled by the water simply off the River Thames, this historic coal and later oil-fired and gas-fired energy station was initially inbuilt 1905, however has remained disused for many years. Developer CK Asset Holdings Restricted took on the location to remodel it right into a mixed-use scheme, which provides from personal to inexpensive housing, business and retail items, and public area, whereas honouring the construction’s industrial heritage. The gross sales launch of Powerhouse at Chelsea Waterfront was lately introduced, bringing some 200 new houses onto the market.
Archive picture of Heaps Highway Energy Station
A workforce of architects led by Sir Terry Farrell has been working to revive the unique constructing’s historic crimson brick partitions (it was hailed as the primary steel-framed constructing within the British Isles). Development is nicely underway, with Fiona Barratt Interiors working with the architects on the areas inside – these embrace luxurious residential areas but additionally dramatic publically accessible atria within the previous turbine corridor. Outdated meets new in all places on this challenge, and whereas the constructing’s look and fundamental bones have been maintained, inside a lot is modern, guaranteeing the constructing can supply the perfect for its new, home perform. A particular ingredient that makes this energy station stand out amongst its friends is its enormous, elegant arched home windows – which additionally imply it’s significantly nicely suited to a residential conversion.
Powerhouse might be serviced by facilities that kind a part of the Chelsea Waterfront wider scheme – together with around-the-clock home administration, a well being and health centre, a spa, a completely geared up gymnasium, a 20m swimming pool, and a membership lounge for residents.
‘Powerhouse is an iconic London landmark and a cathedral of the commercial age that has been rejuvenated by a world-class workforce of architects and designers. Taking up a revolutionary new kind, Powerhouse will supply a Twenty first-century residing expertise like no different in considered one of London’s most coveted boroughs,’ stated Hutchison Property Group’s Dr Edmond Ho. §