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Deputy Mayor for business visits Battersea Power Station as next wave of retailers are announced
A year after opening the riverwalk at Battersea Power Station, Circus West Village, the first chapter of the visionary project, is emerging as one of London’s most exciting new food and drink destinations as the latest mix of restaurants and busine
Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, visited Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, this week to meet with Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), and some of the owners
and high-profile chefs behind the restaurants, cafes, bars and shops opening at London’s newest food and drink destination.
The visit coincided with the one year anniversary of the opening of the new stretch of riverwalk and comes as Battersea Power Station announces the next wave of retailers to open this year. They include an independent cinema, a craft brewery, a bakery, a florist and new restaurants offering international cuisine.
The new additions will join a curated selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and businesses that have already opened, bringing the total number of confirmed retailers at Circus West Village to 20 and putting it on the map as an exciting new food district for London.
The six new destination venues announced today that will join the already dynamic Battersea Power Station line-up are:
Archlight Cinema: An independent cinema that is a sister venue to the award winning Olympic Cinema in Barnes. It will be a boutique, three-screen cinema uniquely located in three totally transformed former railway arches
Baker and Spice: Authentic bakery and all-day café serving breads, pastries and cakes baked the artisan way
Cinnamon Kitchen: A contemporary Indian restaurant featuring modern food created by celebrity chef, Vivek Singh
Moyses Stevens: A boutique florist that has been designing fresh flower bouquets since 1876, winning them two royal warrants. As well as a flower shop there will also be a floristry school where visitors can learn how to make their own beautiful bouquets
Tonkotsu: An authentic Japanese restaurant serving a menu of ramen, gyozas and a selection of other sides and desserts. They have imported a noodle-making machine from Japan and diners can watch the noodle making process in action
Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business, said: “I am pleased to see these entrepreneurs moving into this new site. As well as homes, this development is supporting new businesses and delivering economic prosperity for the capital.”
Rob Tincknell, CEO of BPSDC, said: “Battersea Power Station is fast emerging as London’s newest and most exciting food and drink destination. We are delighted to welcome to the line up several more fantastic operators that share our passion for creating a new, unique community focused destination for London.”
Over a thousand residents have now moved into their new homes at Circus West Village and over half a million people have already visited the new riverwalk since it opened. The MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service is now operational, putting Battersea Power Station within 15 minutes of the West End and under 40 minutes to Canary Wharf. A new pedestrian entrance has also opened, connecting Circus West Village with the rest of Nine Elms via Battersea Park Road.
Businesses already open include; Mother, a pizzeria from Copenhagen offering simple soul food (voted third best pizza in London), No. 29 Power Station West, a relaxed neighbourhood
• Battersea Brewery: A craft beer micro-brewery with adjoining bottle shop and tap- room
bar and restaurant, serving great food all day, Italian restaurant Fiume, where chef Francesco Mazzei, is serving classic Italian food from Calabria, Wright Brothers, a new riverside seafood restaurant from the renowned London oyster and shellfish specialists, The CoffeeWorks Project, a family-run business serving the best coffees and tea from around the world as well as homemade cakes and biscuits and Vagabond, one of the UK’s first urban wineries offering 100 wines by the glass and a fantastic range of craft beers and seasonal food.
The Battersea General Store is the locally run global store with a diverse range of food, freshly made sandwiches and a deli and Boom Cycle, which is known for its high-energy, music-focused fitness experience, has opened its flagship studio at Battersea Power Station.
As previously announced, also opening this year are; Ben’s Canteen, a neighbourhood hangout specialising in burgers, bloody marys and brunch; Paul Edmonds, a luxury hair salon widely known throughout the industry as a true style innovator that has been at the forefront of hair trends for the last 30-years and Pedler Cru, an all-day neighbourhood eatery, with a daily changing menu, offering adventurous and quirky dishes from seasonal ingredients.
Battersea Power Station is easily accessible via the riverside walk from Chelsea Bridge or from Battersea Park Road. Opening hours vary. Visit batterseapowerstation.co.uk and follow @BatterseaPwrStn to keep up to date with the latest news and events.
In the picture:
BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT
1 Stephen Finch, owner Vagabond, Peter McDonald, COO Battersea Brewery, Ken Yamada, Owner Tonkotsu, Alessandra Canevarolo, General Manager, Mother, Mel Marriott, owner No.29 Power Station West, Raj Bathia, Owner, TBGS, Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business, Rob Tincknell CEO BPSDC, Vivek Singh, Executive Chef and CEO of Cinnamon Kitchen, Tina English, Commercial Director, Cinnamon Kitchen, Robert Godber, co-owner, Ben's Canteen, Peter Theoklitou, owner, CoffeeWorks Project
The Battersea Genera Store worker with hamper, Robin Hancock, co-founder Wright Brothers
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About Battersea Power Station:
Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new town centres in which roughly half the development will comprise shops, restaurants and office space. In addition, there will be a six-acre public park, a town square and a new tube station (scheduled to be within Zone 1).
The Battersea Power Station project covers 42 acres and includes 3.5m sq ft of mixed commercial space, together with 4,364 new homes.
The successful regeneration of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 new jobs, inject £20bn into the UK economy and create a funding mechanism for the first major tube line extension since the Millennium. A new NHS medical facility is also being built.
The Battersea Power Station Foundation supports local charities and community projects. Over £3.3m has been awarded since it launched in 2016; on average, £207,000 is granted per month and the largest grant awarded was to Battersea Arts Centre for £305,000.
Circus West Village is the neighbourhood centre for the first part of the development. It opened to the public in Spring 2017 and since then over 500,000 people have visited to enjoy the ongoing programme of events and the new shops and restaurants.
Residents started to move in to Circus West early in 2017 and continue to do so. The Village Hall, a new performance space, has opened at Circus West Village and a new MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service commenced on 1 November 2017.
The Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence (BASE), the development company’s bespoke jobs and training service created for those living locally, was launched in 2016. It is focused on matching people with jobs at Battersea as well as providing training relevant to the job pipeline at the development.
Battersea Power Station is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprised of Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and the Employees’ Provident Fund. Management of the development is being undertaken by the British-based Battersea Power Station Development Company.