Wilkinson Eyre
Wilkinson Eyre

WilkinsonEyre is one of the world's leading architectural practices with a portfolio of national and international award-winning projects.

Since its inception in 1983, it has built a portfolio of bold, beautiful, intelligent architecture in sectors as diverse as culture, sport and leisure, education, infrastructure, residential, office and large-scale masterplanning. The practice's work is based on an informed use of technology and materials and combines a commitment to the spirit of the new with an awareness of context.

This approach has won the practice numerous awards, including the prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize for both the Guangzhou International Finance Center and the cooled conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, and the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture for the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Magna. Chris Wilkinson set up Chris Wilkinson Architects in 1983. Jim Eyre, a former colleague, joined him and became a partner in 1987, and WilkinsonEyre was established in 1999. Today, the practice has eight directors who work on projects individually, or together, sharing skills and experience to establish quality and continuity of design.

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

A redevelopment that has brought to new life one of the London’s best-known landmarks, becoming an Art-Deco masterpiece

Project Specs

  • Location: London
  • Contractor: Mace
     
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Technology

Battersea Power Station

Insulated double glazed unitised curtain walling

Insulated double glazed toggle system

Stone rainscreen comprising support steel structure

Glass and metal zinc rainscreen system

Curtain walling of levels 10 - 11 - 12 and South atrium roof of the Boiler House for offices of Apple Campus and residential elements (apartments and villas). 


Curtain walling of levels 5 - 6 - 7  of the Switch House East and Switch House West residential elements (apartments and villas).

Process

Designed by

Wilkinson Eyre

Live Project

Redevelopment of the historic Battersea Power Station, one of London’s best-known landmarks.With its huge structure, it is the largest brick building in Europe. This new development will create 2 million sq. ft. of new space designed by WilkinsonEyre and including 254 residential units within and above the power station.

The apartments are sub-divided into the Switch House East, the Switch House West and the Boiler House Square, depending on the location. Each of the apartments under this phase will have access to over 1.5 acres of roof top gardens and majority of them will have their own private outdoor space. Homes located in the Boiler House Square will further face an open area on the roof. The basement area of the power house will feature the plant room and a car park.

Phase II of the restoration also includes 58,807m2 (633,000ft2) of offices, 41,405m2 (445,677ft2) of retail, markets and restaurants and 9,290m2 (100,000ft2) of events space as well as a boutique hotel. The four 101m-tall chimneys of the power station have been dismantled and reconstructed. A glass viewing platform will be installed on top of the North West chimney enabling people to get a 360° view of the city at a height of 110m.

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