Defeated bid would have placed one stand in the power station
Images of KPF’s scheme to create a new stadium for Chelsea FC at Battersea Power Station have been revealed.
They show how the west stand would fill the power station itself, with the pitch and other stands outside the grade II*-listed structure.
The chinmeys, wash towers, west turbine hall and control room would be retained and restored, while the eastern turbine hall, which is of little architectural merit, would be demolished to open up the site.
The bid by Chelsea and Almacantar, which reportedly included a way of funding the entire Northern Line extension, is currently out of the running.
Two Malaysian companies signed a 28-day exclusivity agreement earlier this month to buy the site for £400 million. This is £100 million more than the Chelsea bid, according to BD’s sister title, Property Week. Their scheme would use Rafael Vinoly’s masterplan.
Almacantar is believed to have released the KPF images in a bid to position itself as favourite should the Malaysian deal fall through.
The stadium scheme would also see 280,000sq m of mixed-use development including around 1,200 homes.
A shopping street would run down the eastern side of the site from the river to Battersea Park Road.
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