The contract will see SES provide all mechanical and public health works, only the shell and core element, at the Grade II* listed former power plant, to include sprinklers and smoke vent to Level 4 & 4M plantrooms, Level 5-12 cores and risers as well as the redevelopment of its iconic chimneys. Known as Phase 2, this will create 540,000 sq ft of office space across six floors. Residential apartments will be constructed across the building’s top two floors, along with communal areas including internal atriums and sky gardens.
The redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station site forms the second phase of a wider regeneration scheme in the area. Once completed, the power station and surrounding areas will consist of 253 high-end residential apartments, 540,000 sq ft of commercial office space, 420,000 sq ft of retail and leisure, a combined heat and power (CHP) energy generation plant, a 2,000-capacity events space and a basement car park.
SES will utilise its dedicated offsite manufacturing facility, Prism to prefabricate more than 80 per cent of works, including risers and skids, which will save approximately 16,800 labour hours, to achieve a fast-tracked programme.
Works began in May 2019.
The appointment is the latest project to demonstrate SES’ expertise in delivering complex commercial and residential projects across the capital. Most recently, these have included projects at M7 in Stratford and Helical plc’s Barts Square redevelopment in central London.
David Jenkins, SES’ business director for London and South East, said:
“Battersea Power Station is an iconic part of London’s skyline and history, and we’re incredibly proud to be a part of its redevelopment. The restoration of the existing plant will form the centrepiece of the wider area’s regeneration and it’s essential that it is delivered with the highest level of expertise.
“Our extensive experience in delivering prefabricated works and our quality management teams were key reasons BPSDC appointed us to this project, and we look forward to applying this expertise to the Battersea Power Station project to ensure it is delivered safely and on time.”