Battersea Power Station adopts automated sprinkler testing.

“Over 250 Zonecheck Addressable and Residential units are installed across West Circus Village and the iconic power station.”

October 14th 2022 marked a historic day for the almost century old iconic London power station, the £9bn redevelopment of the decommissioned Battersea Power Station is now open to the public as a mixed use living and leisure complex covering 42 acres.

Built in the 1930s and first opened in 1941, the original power station was designed by architect Giles Gilbert Scott and is one of the world’s largest brick buildings. The Grade II* listed former coal-fired power station has been transformed into an entirely new district featuring a blend of residential and leisure, with health clubs, a visitor attraction, spa and wellness offerings, retail, bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, parks and historic spaces.

The redevelopment envisioned by Wilkinson Eyre creates a space that “embraces the heritage of the site and protects our future”. Sustainability has been embedded into the design from the start of the project and continues through the rest of the construction and the operation of the Power Station.

Zonecheck features across the development in both residential and commercial areas helping to save round 300,000 liters of drinking water and up to 600 man hours every year.

The whole redevelopment is planned across 8 phases, so far phases 1 and 2 which include the West Circus Village and the Power Station introduce a total of 1119 new homes, 386 of which are affordable housing (a 40% reduction from the original plans) and Apple’s new London Campus. The four 101m-tall chimneys of the power station have been dismantled and reconstructed with new 360 viewing deck.

Since January 2020, Battersea Power Station has sourced all electricity from renewable energy sources, phase 2 and 3a have been Net Zero Carbon on all construction operations. If built today, the reused primary structural elements of the Power Station itself, including the concrete substructure, piles and superstructure of steel frame and concrete slabs would equate to a carbon footprint of around 36,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. The Power Station is in the process of setting carbon baselines as the rest of the development comes to life, and to subsequently set targets to reduce carbon emissions.

With sustainability at our core we are delighted that our products are helping to achieve the Power Stations environmental goals and also play their part in protecting the future of this iconic building. Find out more about how Zonecheck Addressable can automate sprinkler system testing here.