Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station
Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, in Nine ElmsBattersea, South West London, the building comprised two power stations, built in two stages in a single building. Battersea A Power Station was built in the 1930s and Battersea B Power Station, to its east, in the 1950s. They were built to a near-identical design, providing the four-chimney structure.

The Power Station was decommissioned between 1975 and 1983 and remained empty until 2014. It was designated as a Grade II listed building in 1980. In 2007 its listed status was upgraded to Grade II*.

The station is one of the world's largest brick buildings and notable for its original, lavish Art Deco interior fittings and decor. The structure remained largely unused for more than 30 years after its closure; in 2008

Now the building and surrounding area is being brought back to life as one of the most exciting and innovative mixed-use neighbourhoods in the world – a place for locals, tourists and residents to enjoy a unique blend of restaurants, shops, parks and cultural spaces.

Plans include the construction of 3,400 apartments and 3,500,000-square-foot (330,000 m2) of office space. Approximately 28,000 inhabitants and 25,000 workers are expected to occupy the space once complete.

Ashford have been employed by the Battersea Power Station Development Corporation to deliver the water treatment, HVAC commissioning and management of the public health services within phase 2 of the project.  The power station has been split into various workfaces with multiple mechanical sub-contractors, Ashford work across all these workfaces.  Ashford commenced works on site in the middle of 2019 and the project is ongoing currently.



Battersea Power Station Development Corporation


Battersea, London

Main Contractor:


Services provided: 

Public Health Management, Water Treatment & HVAC commissioning

Project Start date:

Q3 2019

Project completion date: