Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

LDA Design

With 19 acres of public realm across a 42 acre-site, the landscaping of Battersea Power Station accounts for nearly half of the development and is one of the most important elements of this extraordinary project, which is transforming the iconic Grade II* listed Power Station and surrounding area into a vibrant riverside neighbourhood with homes, shops, bars, restaurants, offices, culture and leisure venues.

At the core of its design philosophy, Battersea Power Station’s landscaping harnesses the potential of public realm to combat loneliness and self-isolation. Through considered design, with an abundance of diverse outdoor spaces, the landscaping has been designed to build and foster community spirit. Weaving through the design is the ability for incidental encounters, to meet neighbours, share a view or simply smile at someone passing by. Battersea Power Station has sought to create a diverse breadth of outdoor spaces that accept the differences needed in spatial design, as much as they are tied together by a common set of principles. Major landscaping across the development includes the six-acre Power Station Park, the Piazza along the River Thames, and three residents’ gardens across the Power Station. Encouraging socialising and community, the public realm has been activated through large-scale events, including The Winter Village, Light Festival and Summer Showtime. The landscaping also incorporates a rich mix of habitats encouraging wildlife to flourish. 95 bird species have been recorded on the site, including two Schedule 1 Species, as well as a large insect population.