Here's a Glimpse Inside Battersea Power Station's New Luxury Apartments

By Gerald Lynch on at

And to think, this was where they once shot the alien hive scenes from Aliens. As part of its £8 billion redevelopment, 254 new apartments are being built within Battersea Power Station, and we've now got our first glimpse of just how luxurious they may be.

The showroom (dubbed "The Power House") has an art-deco interior, and has been designed by London's Michaelis Boyd Architects. It shows off the two design options on offer to apartment buyers -- a "Heritage '33" look with herringbone flooring inspired by the original interior of the Grade II listed power station, or a "Heritage '47" look, with stainless steel trims that are supposed to evoke the second building on the site, built back in 1947. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows are used throughout, and two penthouse apartments (each situated between two of the station's four chimneys) come complete with a decked roof terrace.

Most of the 254 homes at the old power station have already been bought up, but members of the public will still be able to explore the site come 2019, when it will re-open for the first time in 30 years. The finished site will include green spaces and shops alongside the residential areas. [Telegraph via @telegraphluxury]