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Battersea Power Station reports over five million visitors in successful first six months

Chloe Burney
05 April 2023

London’s newly revamped Battersea Power Station has reflected on the six months since opening, noting an astounding footfall of over five million visitors so far.

First opening on 14 October 2022, Battersea Power Station has welcomed more than five million visitors through its doors, as well as opened over 20 new shops, eateries and leisure venues.

The Grade the II* listed building welcomed a whole host of new fashion brands including Jigsaw, Under Armour, ME +EM, Hackett, Theory, The North Face, as well as beauty retailers Kiehl’s and Penhaligon’s.

Simon Murphy, CEO at Battersea Power Station Development Company, commented: "It has been brilliant to see so many people visiting the new riverside neighbourhood we have created here at Battersea Power Station over the past six months. It was the aim of our shareholders to give the much-loved Power Station a new lease of life and to open it up for the public to enjoy.

"To have welcomed more than five million people down since the landmark opened has been a huge achievement and we look forward to welcoming more visitors throughout 2023."

More brand openings within the landmark are in the works to come to fruition in the following months, including MALIN+GOETZ, Office Shoes, Bloobloom, and A.P.C.

The highly-anticipated Arcade Food Hall, a 24,000 sq ft dining experience, is also set to open soon. Its unveiling is expected to send drastically boost, which should also correlate with a surge in retail sales.

Sam Cotton, Head of Asset Management at Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), added: "To have had lots of new brands setting up shop at Battersea Power Station in a challenging retail market, clearly demonstrates the appeal of this project. This year is set to see more fantastic openings including some firsts for the UK."

Battersea Power Station’s annual events programme has also proven to be a draw for visitors, for example, the ‘Festival of Power’,  saw more than a quarter of a million people visit during the first weekend.

2023 is predicted to be another big year for the crowd-drawing shopping destination, with more openings and events on the way.

Read TheIndustry.fashion's interview with Sam Cotton, Head of Asset Management at Battersea Power Station.


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