Jane Embury welcomes the opening of a new London underground station
Battersea Power Station underground station opened this week.
It’s a project that we are proud to have worked on, building on our expertise in the transportation sector.
Because we designed and supplied fire rated screens for the new Tube station. The project is part of the Northern Line Extension.
Wrightstyle carried out the design and supply for SAS International, and the screens were installed by All Round Fixing.
The new station will serve a mixed-use redevelopment on the site of the iconic old power station. The project is expected to be completed in 2025 and create some 15,000 jobs.
Construction to build the two-mile twin railway tunnel began in 2015.. This was completed in late 2017.
As a result, the Underground line extends the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line, with two new stations. It will also serve, among others, the embassies of the USA and the Netherlands.
In total, the overall site covers an area of 42 acres, of which 18 acres will be public space and six acres will be a river side park.
And at its centre is the Grade II* listed former power station, which closed in 1978. It is being redeveloped into apartments. Some 1,000 people have already bought property in the new development.
We have considerable experience of working on underground railway projects. Across multiple projects, we’ve supplied a variety of fire rated screens, doors, curtain walls and windows.
For example, we have supplied to seven stations on London’s Crossrail project. Internationally, we have supplied to transportation projects in Dubai and Hong Kong.
And overground, we supplied systems, among others, for the frontage of the iconic King’s Cross station, and ancillary projects in and around the station. This included the redevelopment of the historic Fish & Coal building.
Advanced glazing systems
The first train on the new route departed from Battersea Power Station at 05:28 on Monday this week.
It’s the first major expansion of the London Tube network since the Jubilee Line was extended in the late 1990s.
We’re all delighted at Wrightstyle to have been involved in this important new addition to the London transport network.
Photo courtesy of John Edwards, All Round Fixing.