First pictures: Battersea Power Station reveals 'glass elevator' plan

Owners say unique Chimney Lift experience will offer "breathtaking" views across London when it opens in 2021.

CGI of the glass tower event space at Battersea Power Station
CGI of the glass tower event space at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station has unveiled plans for a glass elevator that will travel 109 metres to the top of one of its iconic chimneys.

It will offer visitors views of the capital's skyline from one of the most unique viewing platforms in London.

The development is set to open with shops, restaurants and office spaces within the power station when it in 2021.

Battersea Power Station Development Company head of leasing Andrew Hilston said: "These unique spaces are central to our plans that will make Battersea Power Station one of London’s most exciting destinations.

"Having already engaged with a number of prospective partners, we are confident the market shares our enthusiasm for the new spaces, and we’re looking forward to selecting partners that can deliver real vibrancy, animation and soul to the development."

The space can host live music, product launches, fashion shows, conferences and dinners. Its main space, The Event Box, can hold up to 1,500 people.

CGI of how an event in The Event Box could look

Another space, Control Room A, has a 1930s Art Deco interior overlooking the turbine hall through a series of bay windows and balconies, the 250-person capacity.

Apple has already pre-let 46,000 sqm of office space for its new London Campus within the building, which will sit next door to business members club, No18, which has pre-let 3,700 sqm of office space.

The first phase of the wider redevelopment, Circus West Village, is already open with more than a thousand residents living here.

The Village Hall, a 465sqm community arts and cultural venue is already open and is being used for a wide range of events.

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