In Pictures: Battersea Power Station’s quirky roof garden

The team behind New York’s feted High Line have just released drawings of what they have planned for London’s most famous industrial site

How the very surreal gardens may look in autumn. Illustration: PR
Idyllic? How the gardens may look in autumn. Don’t forget how high up it’ll be…Illustration: PR
Check out this surreal image for the planned rooftop gardens at Battersea Power Station.

Designed by Field Operations, the urban architects famous for New York’s inventive High Line, this lofty park will be a lengthy 335m and quiver atop fifteen residential storeys. So yup, the view from up there really will be quite something.

How the building will look.
How the building will look.
Of course, it’s all part of a whopping £8bn project to turn the 42 acre former industrial brownfield site to homes, shops, cafes and offices. But the good news for readers is that there’ll be opportunities throughout the year for anyone to enjoy the space, alongside residents and hotel guests.

So you’ll be able to wander its walkways, seating areas and vistas; negotiate the woodland walk; and laze on the “sun lawn”, directly perpendicular to the power station chimneys, for a bit of soul-searching or star-gazing.

But don’t get too excited: the gardens are likely to open when the rest of the development opens – in a very distant-sounding 2019.

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