Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, London SW10


IOTA was commissioned to design and manufacture bespoke architectural metalwork for the redevelopment of the Lots Road Power Station in Chelsea, London SW10.   

The Scope of Works included 52nr. separate ceiling feature elements, of varying size and design, in 3.0mm Aluminium, to be design-integrated with lighting, ventilation and fire extinguisher systems. The essential design concept appears deceptively simple, but this was in fact a challenging brief. Specifically, the metallic bronze colour was very unforgiving; and the features needed to be fully-welded, and they were large [up to L 1500 x H 1000mm]. Therefore, the features needed to be manufactured with great precision.    

The image gallery shows 52nr. ceiling features for the West Concierge area of the Lots Road Power Station. A later phase, for the East Concierge, will comprise 98nr. features.

The redevelopment of the Lots Road Power Station will deliver 260 luxury, Thames-side apartments within the heart of Chelsea. With its vast, elegant arched windows and towering chimneys that soar 275ft above the Thames, the building is considered a cathedral of the industrial age, once powering the London Underground and thus the movement and expansion of the capital. Today, Lots Road is the last of London’s three power stations to be redeveloped [along with Battersea, and Bankside – now the Tate Modern], bringing a once-thriving building back to life with a renewed purpose.

The Power Station is one part of the larger ‘Chelsea Waterfront’ development, which includes two towers of 37 and 25 storeys; and low-rise apartments situated on the river’s edge surrounded by landscaped gardens which are publicly accessible, opening up 400m of waterfront to the public.

The celling features at Lots Road Power Station is one example of bespoke architectural metalwork produced by IOTA. The range of bespoke architectural metalwork solutions previously supplied by IOTA includes artwork; frontages, cladding and canopies; lighting and signage; pergolas and handrails and balustrades.

Sector Commercial Residential
Sub-sector Private Residential
Services provided Design Manufacture Supply
Year completed 2023
Contractor / Client Midgard Ltd / CK Hutchison Holdings Limited
Consultant Fiona Barratt Interiors

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