Battersea Power Station (BPS) has selected leading events company Camm & Hooper as its partner for the unique event spaces being created inside the iconic Grade II* listed Power Station, which is due to open to the public in 2021.
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, with a new six-acre public park at its foot, the Power Station is set to become one of the most exciting new destinations in London.
Its event spaces will play host to a range of activities including music gigs, cultural and art performances, fashion shows, major industry awards, brand product launches, conferences, intimate cocktail parties and large-scale hospitality functions.
The events will take place in the Generator Hall (CGI image shown), Control Room A and a further three spaces including a terrace with expansive riverside views which, together, will be known as Battersea Power House:
> The Generator Hall is an expansive triple height space with a capacity of 1,400. As well as being one of the largest venues in London, the lovingly restored space will become a top entertainment destination where guests can enjoy a unique experience.
> Control Room A, the original control room built in the 1930s and restored to its original grandeur, includes numerous heritage features such as the original parquet flooring and dials that were once used to power a fifth of London's electricity. The stunning Art Deco interiors are recognisable from the many feature films in which the space has appeared, including The King's Speech and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. It will have a capacity of 250 when fully restored - a perfect backdrop for fashion shows, weddings, dinners and receptions.
> The other three spaces within the main venue includes a terrace with expansive riverside views and an intimate lounge area, which can also be used for standalone events.
BPS will work closely with Camm & Hooper to fit out this significant new London venue ready for launch in 2021.
Camm & Hooper has extensive experience in delivering iconic events in a classic setting, including Banking Hall and Victorian Bath House in the City of London, which have been beautifully redesigned for an entirely different purpose.
A range of bespoke menus is being carefully designed by celebrity executive head chef Ronnie Murray, formerly of Hix Restaurants, and his team. Meanwhile sumptuous and unusual cocktails will be created by Camm & Hooper’s Chief Beverage Engineer Patrick Hobbs to reflect the iconic nature of the Art Deco Power Station and its thriving riverside destination.
Andrew Hilston, head of phase 2 and leasing, at Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said, “We are creating truly unique event spaces inside this world-famous landmark, which Camm & Hooper will be taking on as London’s most exciting new riverside venue.
'Battersea Power Station is set to become home to some of the most alluring leisure, retail and restaurant brands from across the globe, all coming together to create London’s newest neighbourhood.
'We are thankful to our Malaysian shareholders for their support in making this vision a reality and delivering a world class destination for Londoners and visitors alike.”
Helen Carr, head of food, beverage and leisure leasing at BPSDC, said, “Camm & Hooper were a natural fit for us given their proven experience of transforming unique London buildings into successful event spaces.
'Ever since our first meeting with them I have been so excited to see their plans for the building and am confident that these event spaces will truly be unlike anything seen in London before and am delighted to have them on board.”
John Connell, founding partner of IMBIBA, which includes Camm & Hooper in its leisure EIS fund, added, “Camm & Hooper has already received a number of awards for spearheading innovation.
'The company’s partnership with Battersea Power Station is testament to Camm & Hooper's unrivalled expertise and its impressive track record in delivering memorable events. We are very proud to be part of such an exciting project that promises an international dimension.”
Debra Ward, managing director for Camm & Hooper, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to bring Battersea Power Station into our collection of outstanding London venues.
'As a company which specialises in reimagining some of London’s most exceptional venues, there is no greater embodiment of London than the striking Battersea Power Station.
'We are so very excited about our future with the Battersea Power Station team and can’t wait to start delivering extraordinary events in this iconic venue.”
Once the Power Station opens in 2021, Battersea Power House will sit alongside the Chimney Lift which will boast panoramic views across London 109m up in the air, over 100 shops and restaurants, Apple’s new London Campus and unique residences, creating a major new destination in one of the world’s most iconic historical buildings.
The Northern Line is being extended to give this new area of London its very own Zone 1 Underground station which will be a few minutes’ walk away from the Battersea Power House and is also due to open in 2021.
BPS is one of Europe’s most iconic regeneration projects and is being delivered across several phases. Circus West Village, the first phase of the development, is already open and a thriving hub of independent restaurants, cafés, bars and leisure offerings which is home to over a thousand residents.
The London Seafood Festival, and, other sizeable events which attract thousands of people, already take place here, with nearly three million people having visited Circus West Village in the last year alone.