Black Brick’s buyer was originally in the market for a £5mn house in Knightsbridge and Chelsea, but set their sights on a duplex in the historic power station…
APCL agency has reported a noteworthy acquisition at the Battersea Power Station scheme in south west London.
The buyer was originally in the market for a £5mn house in Knightsbridge and Chelsea, but after viewing a number of options decided to stay south of the river – and opt for an apartment instead.
The £9bn Battersea Power Station project was of particular interest, said the firm, but the client was after “a real ‘best in class’ and that meant one of the 250 flats in the power station building itself”.
Only one of the remaining options fitted the bill, explained the team: “Through detailed analysis we established that that only six of these homes had views of the River Thames through every window. Four had been sold. On inspection we found that one of the remaining apartments was vastly superior: a stunning three bedroom duplex measuring 2,390 sq ft.
When fully complete, there will be well over 4,000 new apartments on the Battersea site, including the apartment blocks by Frank Gehry and Norman Foster, flanking the power station which will be finished this year.
The grand turbine halls will finally open to the public this summer, filled with around 100 new shops and restaurants plus a cinema, hotel, and events space seating up to 1,400 people.