Turner & Townsend has been appointed as project manager and employer’s agent for the initial phases of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.
Preparatory work on Phase 1 of the project, to the west of the 39-acre site, has already begun with construction due to start in the second half of 2013.
This will coincide with the start of the renovation of the Grade II listed power station, the largest brick building in Europe.
Phase 1, also known as Circus West at Battersea Power Station, is a mix of 800 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses. The first residential occupancy is expected to be in 2016.
The redevelopment also includes the construction of offices, shops and community spaces designed by Ian Simpson Architects and de Rijke Marsh Morgan. The complex will be serviced by a new Underground station as well as river bus services.
Turner & Townsend UK managing director Steve McGuckin said: “This is a landmark project in every sense of the word, and we are delighted to have been appointed to play such an important role in its delivery.
“The Battersea Power Station development will be an exemplar of project delivery.”
Rob Tincknell, chief executive officer for Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “We’re looking forward to working with Turner & Townsend. Battersea Power Station is the last central London riverside location of this size to be redeveloped.
“That sort of undertaking is a massive responsibility and we are making sure we bring together the best team.”