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Battersea Power Station

Project Details

City Hire has been supplying tools and equipment to this famous site for a number of years now. As the project has evolved through its phases, many of our customers have been working on this iconic project from a wide range of industry sectors.

With such a complex project, site logistics has needed to be carefully managed to ensure consistent supply of materials whilst maintaining safe and controlled conditions in the area. City Hire's transport team have worked with our customers and logistics contractors to organise deliveries and collections of equipment at short notice, adhering to stringent delivery windows.

In terms of the type of work City hire has provided equipment for, this has been a diverse range from our fleet. With our drylining and fitout customers, we've supplied a wide range of general tools and low level access equipment. Secure tool storage and material handling equipment has been a critical requirement on such a large project, as equipment can easily go missing causing costly delays.

We've also provided our civil engineering customers with rebar equipment and concreting equipment, as well as welding equipment and oxy-acetylene gas.


Since it was decommissioned in 1983, Battersea Power Station has stood derelict on the south bank of the River Thames. Renowned for its four chimneys and art deco design, the iconic Grade II listed building has been undergoing a massive transformation since 2013.

This complex project, that will open the building and riverside to the public for the first time, will see Battersea Power Station retain its unique historical features as it is given a new 21st century purpose.

As the cornerstone of the entire regeneration project, the Power Station will include approximately 100 new retail, food and beverage units, as well as a 2,000 capacity events venue and unique chimney lift experience. The Power Station will also provide c.500,000 sq ft of new office space which will be home to Apple’s new London Campus, and will include 253 new residential homes.

The iconic building is undergoing a massive transformation that will see it restored as a mixed-use development, creating over 25,000 jobs

The project is being funding by Malaysian property development and investment businesses, S P Setia Berhad, Sime Darby, and Employees Provident Fund.

It is believed that up to £2m per day is spent on construction, total cost of the project estimated at around £9bn.

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