Battersea Power Station opens for first time in 30 years


The Chelsea Fringe Festival starts this weekend


By SWLondoner staff

Battersea Power Station opened to the public for the first time in 30 years this weekend.

As part of Chelsea Fringe Festival, a pop-up park has been created within the iconic grounds, which will remain open at weekends between now and September.

The alternative gardening festival will include around 20 projects on the power station site, including sculpture, interactive artwork, performances and poetry, food and drink stalls and a mass human ‘planting’.

The 2.5 acre park was created by LDA Design, who also delivered the Olympic Park, and the festival is the first of many community initiatives planned to open the site to visitors as much as possible.

Ultimately the park will be replaced by a larger, permanent park on the riverside.

Anyone wanting to hold events in the pop-up park can submit proposals to the events team at Battersea Power Station.

The regeneration of the power station aims to turn it into a leisure hub for the area, a complex which will include a block of luxury flats, shops, eateries and a gym as well as the revitalised public park.

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