Grade II listed structure available for all to enjoy
The Battersea Power Station Development Company have worked in close partnership with Historic England and Wandsworth Council to open The Coaling Jetty at Battersea Power Station to the public.
The historic Grade II listed jetty has received a new lease of life with its reopening this month with landscaping and wildflowers forming a riverside garden with views of the Power Station and the Nine Elms riverfront.
To celebrate the reopening the development company has been organising various events including a Summer Garden Party with live music, games and crafts for children, and yoga and pilates classes on weekend mornings. Pop-ups from restaurants and bars in Circus West Village will also be offering food and drink selections.
Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said: “We are really excited to be opening the historic Coaling Jetty and transforming it into a unique, flexible space for everyone to enjoy. I’m sure it will play an exciting role in attracting people here this summer and beyond from the local area and across London to enjoy everything we have to offer at Battersea Power Station.
“It will anchor this new riverside destination with a mixed offering of shops, restaurants, bars and event spaces, opening up a previously inaccessible area and forming part of this new neighbourhood for the capital.”
The 133-metre long Coaling Jetty was constructed between 1929 and 1932 and serviced the Power Station in the loading and unloading of coal until it was decommissioned in 1983. Playing an important role in the overall masterplan for Battersea Power Station, it will be an extension of the riverwalk at Circus West Village, the first phase in the regeneration which opened to the public in 2017.
The main Power Station itself will reopen to the public in 2020 and will connect to the rest of London via a new Zone 1 Underground station on the Northern Line extension. The MBNA Thames Clippers river bus has been running to the site since 2017.
Find out more about events on The Coaling Jetty on the Battersea Power Station website
August 19, 2019