Battersea makes a powerful start with Grundfos


Battersea power station

Battersea Power Station has rarely been out of the headlines since it was initially proposed back in 1927. These decommissioned coal-fired power stations with their four iconic chimneys and art deco interiors have become even more famous as a London landmark since they ceased operating in 1983.

After much debate and many false starts, this year sees the dreams for Battersea’s
redevelopment realised and with Phase 1 opening, the site will come to life as people
take up residence in the initial 865 homes and as well as offices, cafés, restaurants and shops opening for business.

As a mixed use development, getting all the various aspects correct is crucial, this includes the M+E solution. Working to support the energy centre, HVAC, water and boosting demands are a small army of energy efficient Grundfos pump products and solutions. These include 65 Grundfos TPE in-line and CRIE multistage pumps, 5 Grundfos Hydro MPCE booster sets, a range of pressurisation sets all of which are supported by BACnet, a data communication protocol.

This however, is only the beginning, as there are six more phases at various stages in the design, planning and development cycle that will happen over the next twenty years. Battersea may have a few false starts to get to this point but its role as a key feature in the London skyline is now assured.