Grandstanding at Battersea
If Battersea Power Station needs a big idea then it’s hard to think bigger than squeezing a 60,000-seat football stadium next to – or maybe into – the iconic and decaying Grade II*-listed structure
Yet plans by developer Almacantar to create a new home for Chelsea Football Club, partly using Giles Gilbert Scott’s creaking masterpiece, are currently sat on KPF’s and Rafael Viñoly’s drawing boards.
What does it look like? A source close to the project said the team was creating a ‘unique kind of grandstand incorporating part of the power station into the stadium’.
What does that mean? Something ‘really splendid’ and ‘really fabulous’ the source explained. We wait with baited breath.