Redefining Workspace Excellence at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station has unveiled the first images of 50 Electric Boulevard, a new 200,000ft2 prime workplace designed by Foster + Partners.


With spectacular views of Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys, the striking Gehry Partners’ buildings and the London skyline, the curved glass facade of Foster + Partners’ latest London workplace is located to the south of the Grade II*-Listed power station. It forms a key part of Electric Boulevard, a pedestrianised high street complete with new homes, the 164-room art’otel London Battersea Power Station, shops, bars, restaurants and more.

50 Electric Boulevard has been designed with wellbeing and smart tech at its heart, elevating employee experience and catering for the future of work.

Biophilia features throughout the WELL ‘Platinum’-rated building, which includes the 240-person ‘Light Box’ amenity space with a presentation area, trees and giant skylights, creating a spacious area to bring colleagues together away from their desks, and an 1800ft2 communal roof garden with inspiring views across the power station, River Thames and the London skyline. Across the wider estate is the six-acre Power Station Park set on 450m of River Thames frontage, and once the Battersea Power Station development is fully completed, there will be 19 acres of public realm for all to enjoy.

The BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ workplace’s typical 16,000ft2 floor plates each include outdoor terraces and floor-to-ceiling glazing with openable windows, while its SmartScore ‘Platinum’-rated digital infrastructure offers world-class connectivity and a contactless building experience.

Prospective tenants will join a thriving office community at Battersea Power Station with over 3500 office workers based in over 30 different companies, including Apple, which has settled into its new 500,000ft2 UK headquarters inside the power station, leading home technology company, SharkNinja and within IWG’s flexible co-working offering, The Engine Room.

Grant Brooker, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners, said: “We wanted 50 Electric Boulevard to be flooded with light and, of course, to benefit from natural ventilation. We believe its floor-to-ceiling windows and cantilevered balconies create a permeable, flexible and healthy working environment. The use of greenery and natural materials throughout the spaces are positive benefits to wellbeing for everyone who works there.

“A glass-fronted entrance lobby on Electric Boulevard features touchdown workspaces and relaxed seating areas. The communal pavilion above is lit by generous rooflights and includes a coffee bar and bleacher seating for larger events.

“50 Electric Boulevard’s soft undulating form creates a varying floorplate, which provides maximum flexibility for its tenants and creates a building that can evolve to meet the future requirements of the workplace. The design is closely related to our adjacent Battersea Roof Gardens building, and they both aim to create a strong contrast with the monumental and iconic power station.”

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