Battersea Power Station is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks – or at least it is to fans of Pink Floyd. Its redevelopment includes a hotel, the management of which has been handed to art’otel.
The luxury hotel, which will be known as the art’otel London Battersea Power Station, will take inspiration from the group’s Amsterdam property.
The Amsterdam hotel combines innovative design with art intended to provoke discussion. There will be 160 bedrooms, with a number of amenities on skyline floors. One of these is a rooftop infinity pool, which will overlook the power station and the Thames.
The hotel will be the first art’otel in London and is expected to open in 2019. As well as the pool, plans show a garden and social space on the roof.
Inside there will be a restaurant and bar, as well as a multipurpose creative space for exhibitions and cultural events. A lounge and café will feature as part of the hotel too. The redevelopment of the power station also includes plans for over 1,300 houses and apartments, offices, restaurants, bars, entertainment and plenty of shopping opportunities.
It is expected to make over 17,000 jobs available, both directly and indirectly. There will also be a community hub, a public park and even a new underground station for the development.
The infinity pool at the hotel isn’t the most exciting one in the development. Earlier this year, it was announced that a glass pool would connect two residential buildings. It’s considered to be the first swimming pool of its type in the world. Hopefully, the residents will be brave enough to use it!
It’s been a long time since Battersea Power Station closed, with several attempts to redevelop it since then. It looks like it’s finally going to find its new purpose in the next few years. We can’t wait to see how the development and the art’otel London Battersea Power Station turn out.
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Photo credits: Battersea Power Station.