Powerhouse Overview and Details
Located in one of London's most distinguished and elegant Royal Boroughs, the Powerhouse is a rare collection of 260 apartments, unlike any other residential address in the city. Once a triumph of engineering, the Powerhouse is located within the historic walls of Lots Road Power Station, one of the last great industrial icons of the capital. Designed by American engineer James Russell Chapman, the Powerhouse stands tall with a historic past, distinguished by its imposing architectural form and muscle.
History of Lots Road Power Station
Lots Road Power Station was the driving force behind the rapid expansion of modern London. The building's two halls were clad in rich red brick and framed by four towering chimneys, the tallest in Europe when built, soaring 275 feet over the river Thames below. With its vast, elegant arched windows, the building allowed natural light to penetrate into the cavernous depths of the structure. Often described as the "design grandfather" of Battersea Power Station, Lots Road Power Station was one of the first steel-frame buildings in the British Isles, wrought from nearly 6,000 tonnes of steel. The station consumed a staggering 700 tonnes of coal each day, ferried by river barges.
For almost a century, Lots Road Power Station generated electricity to power London's Underground network, keeping the capital moving even during the Blitz of the Second World War. It provided the essential fuel for the city to grow into the thriving metropolis it is today, fanning new networks of connections between people and places.
Restoration of Powerhouse
The Powerhouse is part of Chelsea Waterfront, a well-established exclusive development featuring two glass residential towers of 37 and 25 storeys and three riverside buildings arranged around beautiful landscaped gardens. The buildings are all connected by contemporary bridges that span the creek, bringing residents and visitors into the heart of the residences. Powerhouse is the latest addition to this world-class development with its extraordinary vista of the Thames.
The restoration of the Powerhouse has created a 21st-century living experience like no other. Located on the riverfront, this twin-turreted power station that once powered the Underground is now re-energised and reimagined to offer a luxurious residential address with a proud historic past. The Powerhouse stands tall, embracing its history while glittering with future potential.
Amenities at Powerhouse
The Powerhouse offers luxurious amenities, including a 20-metre swimming pool with shimmering, geometric tiling, jacuzzi, and monochrome loungers. The columns of light reflecting in the water create an ethereal glow around the pool, providing a peaceful and serene destination for residents. The sauna and steam room offer a sanctuary for relaxation and total escapism.
The riverfront restaurant provides ample opportunity for al fresco dining and socialising by the water, catering to the highest needs and demands. The luxuriously appointed wellness facilities at Chelsea Waterfront set a new benchmark in relaxation and tranquillity. The light-filled, comfortable Residents' Club Lounge is ideal for working, meeting people, socialising or just taking some quiet time to enjoy the river views.