As part of the Phase 3 development of the power station, there will be a new public garden opened, called ‘prospect park’, a nod to the New York High designers responsible for the new design.
As well as the 355m long roof gardens, which will generally only be open to residents and hotel guests, the new public area will be a 1.1 acre landscaped area designed by Gehry partners.
To the east of ‘Prospect Place’, is a new 1.1 acre ‘Prospect Park;’ is aimed tp create a natural connection from Vauxhall via a new planned linear park that will lead from Battersea Power Station up towards the US Embassy and beyond.
Current plans for The Prospect Park involve a children’s play area in the northern end and a community hub building in the southern area. The Battersea Team has been engaging with a number of local primary schools to hear what they think of the children’s area and create the most exciting and practical space that children actually want to play in. The 1900sq m community hub which is a standalone building will host lectures, performances and other community events. Sitting in the heart of the park the hub will be accessible to all the public and aims to inspire and educate. The park will be an open space to be used by children and adults and accessible throughout the day.