This Grade II* listed Power Station will fast-become one of the capital’s liveliest neighbourhoods, whilst retaining its status as a globally recognised design icon. At the heart of a 42-acre development, Battersea Power Station, presents a complex and challenging restoration project, but with huge opportunity. The building will eventually be home to 253 apartments, six floors of office space, a designated area for 90 plus retail outlets, an urban food hall and a 2000 person capacity event venue.
D4S were engaged by CMF, to work alongside BuroHappold and WilkinsonEyre, on the feature link bridges, north façade restraint beams and the impressive bow-string truss to the existing turbine halls and boiler house.
Our specialist connection design team based in the Greek office also coordinated with the London structure team, who were both responsible for designing all the architecturally led exposed complex connections for each of these feature elements.
The project had some unique, challenging aspects with regards to connections of the historic steel structure of the original power station. One of which was designing the connections from the new steelwork to the historical rivetted steel beams which had to be laser surveyed so that the design could be undertaken in 3D using Idea Statica.