As industry leaders we’re always on the lookout for floor related news.
So we’re excited to hear that the floor of one of London’s most high profile developments is a central aspect of the project.
The £750 million renovation of Battersea Power Station will restore the original Art Deco parquet flooring that was installed into the iconic building when it was first constructed in the 1930s.
The top of the building will also have an impressive flooring installation as it will become an observation platform including a 90,000 sq ft garden.
The Grade II listed building’s original ornate ceiling and gauges, which are still labelled with the streets they supplied electricity to, will also be returned to their former glory.
These features were originally drawn up by Giles Gilbert Scott who also designed the building which is now the Tate Modern as well as the red telephone box.
Now two of the world’s most famous architects, Frank Gehry and Lord Foster, will pick up where he left off by redesigning the old power station for the 21st century.
The development will also include 240 apartments, 200 shops and an office complex. The Northern line of the London Underground will also be extended so that it can serve the site.
What do you think of this development of one of the capital’s most well known buildings?
Images courtesy of Alberto Pascual and the Battersea Power Station Development Company.