Architectural glazing experts OAG are set to take part in the multibillion-pound transformation of one of London’s most famous and recognisable landmarks.
For decades, Battersea Power Station didn’t just provide electricity – it was a cultural icon, featured on album covers, in films and on TV.
Since 1983, when it finally ceased production after thirty years, the building has laid derelict. But in 2012, it was acquired by SP Setia, Sime Darby Property and the Employees Provident Fund – and now, it’s the site of a £9bn redevelopment that will see the construction of thousands of homes, workplaces, restaurants, galleries and community spaces aimed at rejuvenating the entire district.
Over twenty years, OAG has built itself into one of the biggest names in UK architectural glazing, providing bespoke solutions for end-users as diverse as O2, the Tate Modern and Network Rail, and collaborating with market-leading main contractors like Lendlease, Mace, Costain and Sir Robert McAlpine.
Now, fresh from taking part in another multibillion-pound renovation at London Bridge Station, OAG have been contracted to provide a comprehensive package to the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.
“To be appointed to work on such a prestigious project is a huge achievement for OAG,” comments Director Gary Evans. “Two decades of hard work and expertise have made us the obvious choice for a project of this size and scale, and I believe no-one else in the industry can provide the quality and versatility we can. We have been working together with the project team for 3 years to develop an innovative solution that will compliment this remarkable scheme.
“This is a hugely ambitious undertaking – when it’s finished, it will have transformed a run-down part of London into one of the most exciting and innovative business, retail, cultural and residential centres in the world.
“Undoubtedly, a project of this scale and complexity will present challenges. Battersea Power Station itself is a Grade II* listed building, and the wider development is subject to stringent English Heritage restrictions. Our experience gained on the glazing packages at St Pancras Station and other heritage sites provided us with invaluable expertise in this area.
“This will be one of the most exciting projects we’ve undertaken – and the perfect opportunity to show why we’re the best in the business.”
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