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Plans revealed for ‘Battersea Roof Gardens’ and ‘Prospect Park’

Posted at 10:00 am, October 27, 2014 in News, Outdoor London
Battersea Roof Garden in Autumn

First there was the excitement about the ‘street food market in the sky‘. Now, the people behind the Battersea Power Station Development have released artist impressions of what they’re claiming will be one of  the largest roof gardens in London. Designed by Field Operations (famous for the wonderful High Line in New York), the landscaped garden will be more than 355 metres long and perched on top of a 15 storey building, so expect some pretty spectacular views. In fact, it’s going to boast a full 360 degree panoramic view that captures the iconic power station in all its glory. Take that New York!

Sadly, the roof garden is only for residents and hotel guests, but it will be have regular open days for the public a few days a year when the development is finally completed in  2019. When you do eventually take a wander, expect birch tree ‘woodlands’, hammocks to chill out in, a a ‘sun lounge’ and night lights to illuminate your evening strolls. And incase you can’t picture it – Here it is looking picturesque throughout the seasons:

Battersea Roof Garden Battersea Roof Garden in Summer

There will also be a 1.1 acre space called ‘Prospect Park’ (another nod to NYC), which will be 100 percent open to the public, with a kids’ play area and a community hub building which will host lectures, performances and other events. Here’s the only pic they have of that:

Battersea Roof Garden

Can’t be bothered waiting until 2019 for a calming stroll among the greenery? You’ll be pleased to hear that the UK’s favourite park is in London.

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