Prospect Place is quite the coup for the Battersea Power Station development, being the first set of residences in the UK designed by the illustrious Gehry Partners. It was worth the wait too. This pair of artful—almost carefree—towers offers luxury living in the revitalized and reborn Battersea Power Station district, where residents are spoiled for choice by the surrounding bars, restaurants, and high-end shopping. Not only do residents enjoy the cachet of living in a starchitect-created condominium that itself neighbors an architectural idol, but they get to fully appreciate the public spaces and gardens woven throughout the 42-acre neighborhood. Step out of Prospect Place, for instance, and you immediately find yourself in Prospect Park, a small oasis with curved flower beds, mature trees, and a children’s playground.
Developed By Battersea Power Station Development Company
Utterly inimitable, unflinchingly innovative: world-changing architecture from Gehry Partners can be found in sites as diverse as Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Guggenheim in Bilbao. The two 15-story towers of Prospect Place are immediately recognizable as a Gehry creation yet do something that’s never been done before. The billowing sails of ships are the inspiration behind the undulating, staggered form of Prospect Place (particularly fitting, as it overlooks the River Thames). As Frank Gehry himself said, the architecture here stands artfully on its own while selflessly framing the iconic Battersea Power Station. The highly sculptured form of Prospect Place means no two residences are the same—although all come in ecstatically sweeping shapes, and all enjoy a winter garden or terrace.
In the past few years, the neighborhood around Battersea Power Station has seen sweeping regeneration, evolving into an exquisite entertainment district on the southern bank of the Thames. It is replete with riverside bars and eateries, a brewery, a nine-acre riverside park, and a cinema set under the Victorian rail arches—not to mention a slew of new luxury residences. At the heart of it all is the iconic power station itself, designed in the 1930s by Giles Gilbert Scott and now reawakened as a high-end shopping mall inhabited by luxe brands like Ralph Lauren, TAG Heuer, and Boss. Two freshly opening London Underground stations—Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms—ensure the neighborhood is connected with the rest of London, while on-site gardens and nearby sprawling Battersea Park, with its boating lake and Pump House Gallery, offer tranquility in spades.
The interiors of Prospect Place residences—measuring between 611 square feet and 3,563 square feet—are overseen by Gehry Partners, who have created two distinctive palettes for the 308 condominiums: “London” and “LA.” The latter palette plays off the theme of waterside living, incorporating a cooler, breezier vibe via lighter hues and pale wood finishes. The former mirrors the industrial panache of the power station itself, thanks to a streamlined industrial feel and metal fixtures. Gehry has always paid their dues to the great architecture that’s gone before.
Prospect Place residents have access to the sky lounge on the 14th and 15th floors of Battersea Roof Gardens, featuring a private cinema, work areas and meeting rooms, lounges and dining rooms with awe-inspiring views of the London skyline, a gaming area with a pool table, and a cocktail bar. From the sky lounge, you can ascend to the gorgeously undulating Battersea Roof Gardens—envisioned by LDA Design in collaboration with James Corner of New York High Line fame—bursting with planted borders and picnic and barbecue areas and serving up 360-degree views of London.
- 24hr Doorman
- Conference Room
- Coworking Space
- Fitness Center
- Game Room
- Outdoor Space
- Private Dining
- Rooftop Garden
- Screening Room
- Swimming Pool