What are you doing this weekend? If the answer isn’t ‘hanging out at a shopping centre’ that’s probably because you’re not 14. Or because they’ve not finished building Battersea Power Station yet. Because the new shopping ‘experience’ at Battersea promises to be like Westfield on steroids, a veritable cornucopia of shopping employing a whopping 17,000 workers across the 42 acre site.
This massive site has been in the midst of redevelopment for the past six years, following decades of plans which included a doomed theme park that sadly failed midway through the build. Now cloaked in glass apartments, the hulk of the monumental power station is being furiously worked on by an army of builders to turn it into one of the nation’s leading shopping spots.
Connected to the tube system by a special extension line out of Kennington, the huge shopping destination will include over 100 shops and restaurants, including big names like Space NK, Hugo Boss and Jo Malone as well as a boxing gym from boxing champ Anthony Joshua.
Battersea promises to be like Westfield on steroids
Around 45% of the retail units have now been allocated, but we understand there are some exciting names in the mix. And, of course, there are also 243 flats which will also come online, (plus over 4,000 homes across the entire complex) meaning that anyone who can actually afford an apartment in the prestigious development will have easy access to Space NK.
Planned to open in 2021, the shopping centre will join the hub of restaurants and shops that have already opened in phase one of the development. Circus West Village includes favourites like Wright Brothers, Megans, Vagabond Wines and Tonkotsu as well as some of the best views of the Thames and Chelsea Bridge, one of London’s favourites.
We’ll be keeping you in the loop as-and-when we know more about dates and shops, and you’ll be sure to see us waddling, laden with carrier bags, the moment the new development opens its doors!