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Battersea Power Station, London – UK

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Project Overview

Battersea Power Station, an iconic London landmark, has undergone a historic transformation. Built between 1929 and 1939, this architectural masterpiece was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the renowned architect behind the UK’s red telephone boxes.After decades sitting derelict, the power station has been given new life and reopened to the public as one of London’s most exciting and innovative destinations.

In 2012, leading Garden Designer Andy Sturgeon and his team were invited to partake in an international competition to be part of the development’s landscape design. In collaboration with LDA, Landscape Architects, they emerged victorious and were commissioned to design three major rooftops and a series of courtyards, while LDA worked across the 42-acre masterplan at ground level. Each main rooftop, spanning up to 145 meters in length, was inspired by the essence of the power station; Air, Fire and Water. Together, these rooftop gardens cover an area of more than two acres. The duplexes and penthouses overlooking these enclosed rooftops feature small private gardens, seamlessly integrated into the overall design without visible barriers or fences. To enhance the landscape, support biodiversity and promote sustainability, a diverse range of tree species was carefully selected and supplied by Deepdale Trees. Experienced landscape contractor, Willerby Landscapes, expertly installed these trees using the Platipus D-MAN Fixing System, ensuring their long-term growth and stability. This magnificent project has been widely acclaimed, winning prestigious awards such as the BALI Grand Award 2023, BALI Principal Award 2023 for Regeneration Scheme – Over £500k, SGD Grand Award and SGD UK / International Roof, Podium or Raised Courtyard Gardens.

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