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11th September 2019

Lucas feels the power at Battersea

Battersea Power Station

Lucas has secured a major role in the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, the iconic Grade II* listed building at the heart of the complete regeneration of this quarter of south London.

Last year Lucas deployed a fit out team to the site for Construction Manager, Mace, to complete a complex programme of temporary accommodation works to cater for over 2,000 construction workers delivering Phase 2 of this huge mixed use development.

We fitted out a reception area, toilets, showers, kitchen facilities, meeting rooms and welfare facilities for the army of site operatives. We also had painting teams on site to apply specialist, durable, safety coatings to the basement areas of the retail units being built within the building

But now we have won the main painting contract for the more than 250 luxury apartments being constructed inside the former power station, in Switchhouse east and west, and in the Boilerhouse. The apartments range in size from studios to six bedroom duplexes. Our teams will apply a full range of Dulux coatings to all the joinery, walls and ceilings in the apartments, and in the corridors and amenity areas. The painting programme starts shortly and is scheduled to finish in January 2021.

Later in the year we will also deploy a specialist refurbishment team in the two former control rooms of the power station, and at the original art deco directors’ entrance, staircase and reception area. We will be restoring original 1930s and 1950s electronic equipment, control knobs and dials, wooden parquet floors, feature marble and stone walls, elegant brass work and lantern lights.

We will return these features back to pristine condition so that they will create a special atmosphere within this magnificent redevelopment that will include not only the apartments but 500,000 sq ft of new office space and 100 retail, food and beverage outlets.

Our latest operations at Battersea start shortly and are expected to run through to 2021 when this magnificent building will be finally brought back to life.