50 Electric Boulevard Spec Suites – London

Foster + Partners designed a new workplace, 50 Electric Boulevard, at Battersea Power Station, integrating biophilia, smart tech, and amenities for a future-oriented employee experience.

  • Client
  • size 200,000 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Spec Suite,
  • Battersea Power Station has unveiled the first images of 50 Electric Boulevard, a new 200,000 sq ft prime workplace designed by Foster + Partners.

    With spectacular views of Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys, the striking Gehry Partners’ buildings and the London skyline, the curved glass facade of Foster + Partners’ latest London workplace is located to the south of the Grade II* listed Power Station. It forms a key part of Electric Boulevard, a pedestrianised high street complete with new homes, the 164-room art’otel London Battersea Power Station, shops, bars, restaurants and more.

    50 Electric Boulevard has been designed with wellbeing and smart tech at its heart, elevating employee experience and catering for the future of work.

    Biophilia features throughout the WELL Platinum-rated building, which includes the 240-person ‘Light Box’ amenity space with presentation area, trees and giant skylights, creating a spacious area to bring colleagues together away from their desk, and an 1,800 sq ft communal roof garden with inspiring views across the Power Station, River Thames and the London skyline. Across the wider estate is the six acre Power Station Park set on 450m of River Thames frontage, and once the Battersea Power Station development is fully completed, there will be 19 acres of public realm for all to enjoy.

    The BREEAM Outstanding workplace’s typical 16,000 sq ft floor plates each include outdoor terraces and floor-to-ceiling glazing with openable windows, while its SmartScore Platinum-rated digital infrastructure offers world class connectivity and a contactless building experience.

    Prospective tenants will join a thriving office community at Battersea Power Station with over 3,500 office workers based in over 30 different companies, including Apple who have settled into their new 500,000 sq ft UK headquarters inside the Power Station, leading home technology company, SharkNinja and within IWG’s flexible co-working offering, The Engine Room.

    Workers at 50 Electric Boulevard will be able to enjoy Battersea Power Station’s rich breadth of amenities including over 140 shops, bars and restaurants, a cinema and the unique chimney lift experience, Lift 109. Right on 50 Electric Boulevard’s doorstep, tenants will find brands including ZARA, ZARA Home, M&S Foodhall, Dishoom, Boot Beauty and Massimo Dutti with more opening shortly including London’s latest luxury fitness and health club, Third Space. Workers can also benefit from the nearby 200-acre Battersea Park with its lake, running track, tennis courts and more, as well as the wealth of businesses, shops, restaurants and leisure opportunities across Battersea and Nine Elms.

    Design: Foster + Partners
    Photography: Taran Wilku, Hufton + Crow