Battersea Power Station announces 5 senior hires as it prepares for spring opening

Battersea Power Station announces 5 senior hires as it prepares for spring opening
// Battersea Power Station has made a raft of senior appointments, notably James Carragher as estates director
// He is joined by 4 other appointments, and together they make up the estate management team
// Battersea Power Station will start welcoming residents this spring, but the retailers won’t open until 2022

Battersea Power Station has made a raft of senior appointments as the south-west London retail, office and residential development prepares to make new milestones this year.

James Carragher has joined as estates director, together with four other senior staff into the estate management team, as Battersea Power Station transitions towards a phased opening scheme and lays the groundwork ahead of major milestones.

With phase I already completed, the first new tenants are expected to be moving into the Grade II* listed Power Station from this spring and then Electric Boulevard later in the year.


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Some 500,000sq ft of office space in the Power Station will also be handed over to Apple to commence fit out for its UK campus.

However, the building itself – which will be home to a raft of retailers – will open to shoppers in 2022.

Meanwhile, the Northern Line Extension and Zone 1 London Underground Station at Battersea Power Station will open this autumn.

Carragher will lead the estate management team and be responsible for managing the operational performance of Battersea Power Station’s growing estate.

Prior to this, he worked at Landsec for nine years, most recently as operations director for the Central London portfolio, and previously as general manager for the Nova development in Victoria.

Supporting Carragher in the estate management team are head of retail and commercial services David Collins, head of energy services Yiannis Moraitopolous, head of residential operations Nipa Bhanu, and residential property manager Nadeem Ghous Chaudary.

“We are reaching a pivotal moment in the transformation of the Battersea Power Station development as the long-awaited vision for this iconic building and the surrounding area becomes a reality,” chief executive Simon Murphy said.

“We will soon be welcoming our first residents into the Power Station and to The Electric Boulevard later in the year, and the Northern Line Extension will be operational from the autumn.

“In line with the progress being made across the site, we are pleased to be strengthening our estate management team with this first wave of new hires to be led by James who will be instrumental in overseeing and managing the operational processes involved in the next stages of the project.

“James and colleagues bring significant experience and expertise, which will be required as we transition towards the opening of the next two phases of the development and we look forward to welcoming them all to the team.”

Despite the challenges from the pandemic in the past year, progress has continued across the Battersea Power Station development.

The restoration of the Power Station is nearing completion, and aside from residents moving this spring this year and office space being handed over to Apple, strong progress is being made on the retail leasing front.

Once open to the public, Battersea Power Station will house over 100 shops, bars and restaurants, as well as events and leisure spaces, including the Chimney Lift Experience and the six acre Power Station Park.

Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, is already home to over 1500 residents and over 20 bars, restaurants, cafés and fitness and leisure offerings.

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