Battersea Power Station architect expects to hear from new owners
7:00am Monday 18th June 2012 in News
The architect working on Rafael Viñoly’s original masterplan to overhaul Battersea Power Station has said he expects to hear from the new Malaysian developers.
Ian Simpson, from Ian Sampson Architects, was chosen to work on the bulk of the first phase by previous developer Treasury Holdings in February 2011, before the scheme went into administration at the end of last year.
Simpson told British Design Online: "We spent six months preparing phase one applications. We would be ready to go straight away.
"The Viñoly scheme is the most effective way of realising value on the site. It would take years for a new scheme to obtain consent."
The masterplan for the power station, aims to create a mixed-used sustainable development with commercial, retail and residential units.
There will also be community facilities and a zero-carbon energy plant that reuses the power station itself.