Powering On in Battersea

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Battersea Power Station development has scooped an economic growth award. Circus West Village, the first completed phase of the Battersea Power Station development, was named the best development which has ‘improved or is likely to improve the physical or environmental quality of a place or the economic or social well-being of a community’.

The development includes 865 homes and a new quarter of independent shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Up to 20,000 jobs are being created in a bid to help generate sustained economic growth for the local community as part of the wider Nine Elms area, which will deliver 6.5m sq ft of commercial space.

The award-winning work includes bringing back into use 16 railway arches under Grosvenor Bridge and renting them out to independent businesses to create a pedestrianised street of chain-free cafés, shops and restaurants and local pop-up shops.

The Leader of Wandsworth Council, Cllr Ravi Govindia said: “I am delighted that a Nine Elms neighbourhood has been nationally recognised for the long-lasting economic benefits that it will have on the local area.”

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