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Powerhouse: Riverfront living with a legacy of over 100 years in central London

Standing tall in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a brand-new residential development, carrying with it a legacy of over 100 years. From being a symbol of London’s industrial might that powered the city’s railway and Tube network to a beacon of luxury living by the River Thames, Lots Road Power Station has seen a transformation like none other from the 20th to the 21st century.

Powerhouse: Riverfront living

A timeless piece of London’s history, this is the city’s last of three power station buildings with an exceptional restoration story. During its glory days, Lots Road’s 275-foot chimneys were Europe’s tallest at the time. This symbol of the capital’s glorious past is now available for discerning buyers who wish to make it a part of their own promising future. Leading mixed-use architect, Farrells London has contributed to the 8.85-acre transformation of this iconic landmark as part of the Chelsea Waterfront masterplan. Farrells’ efforts also included meticulous restoration of varying brick colours to match the original character of the power station.

Powerhouse: Riverfront living

Steeped in such a rich history, the 199 luxury apartments at Powerhouse provide stylish waterfront residences. Designed by leading London-based landscape architect Randle Siddeley, this development features beautiful flower gardens inspired by the horticulture marvels of the Chelsea Flower Show. Hong Kong’s leading waterfront development expert, CK Asset Holdings has revived this historic building and brought it back to life for property buyers to not just own an elegant riverside home but also be a part of the city’s electrifying power revolution.

Upscale London lifestyle and amenities

The developer of Powerhouse has ensured that the legacy of the building is reminiscent throughout. With a solid granite desk at the entrance lobby, residents are greeted by a 24-hour concierge in a light-filled atrium featuring a blend of artistic installations, evergreen trees and flowing water. The 20-metre swimming pool and spacious fitness centre with a gym, sauna and steam room will cater to the lifestyle needs of all residents.

Swimming pool

The residents’ lounge provides a comfortable co-working environment with stunning river views, and the al fresco dining options, including a restaurant and a cafe to ensure residents and guests get treated to a wide range of culinary delights. Secure underground parking is also available at an additional cost at the development, which is highly recommended if you are considering buying for rental investment purposes.

Excellent transport and connectivity

For commuters on the Overground and National Rail services, Imperial Wharf Station is a seven-minute walk^ from home, while Fulham Broadway Station on the Underground is also conveniently located. Mainline stations such as Clapham Junction, Victoria and Paddington are reachable within 20 minutes^. If you’re travelling further afield, Heathrow is the nearest airport and takes 44 minutes^ to reach, while Gatwick and City Airports are accessible within an hour from Powerhouse^.

Top-quality education all around

With an elite selection of nurseries, primary and secondary schools around, Lots Road and the SW10 postcode are home to several Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ schools, such as Chelsea Academy, Ashburnham, Servite RC and many more. For students seeking higher education at London’s premier institutions, the Royal College of Art at Battersea is less than a 15-minute walk from home^.

Other prestigious institutes within a 20-minute drive^ include Imperial College London (ICL), Chelsea College of Art & Design and ICL’s White City campus. The enhanced connectivity around Powerhouse ensures King’s College, London School of Economics, London College of Fashion and University College London are reachable within 45 minutes^.

Style and serenity combine at Chelsea

As an affluent central London neighbourhood, Chelsea is famous for fashion, food and the arts. Whether it’s admiring the works of new artists at the Saatchi Gallery, browsing an eclectic collection of designs at the Victoria & Albert Museum or watching an entertaining act at the Royal Court Theatre, it’s all close to your doorstep at Powerhouse.

Powerhouse Riverfront living

A gastronomic delight, Chelsea’s neighbourhood is home to seven Michelin-starred restaurants, including Gordon Ramsey’s flagship diner. Bluebird Chelsea and Manicomio are also noteworthy restaurants to try out in the vicinity. Harrods and Dior cater to the High-Street shopping needs of residents. In addition to on-site gardens and an atrium, Powerhouse is located close to several parks and open spaces for a serene lifestyle. The 200-acre Battersea Park has tree-lined walkways, nature reserves, sports facilities and a children’s zoo.

Exclusive Event and Tax Seminar for Hong Kong Buyers

As the much-awaited Powerhouse project draws closer to the expected completion this year, we have an exciting opportunity for buyers from Hong Kong seeking to invest in an opulent riverfront home in one of London’s most renowned neighbourhoods. Join us for an exclusive introduction to Powerhouse on

Date: 11 April (Thu)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Chelsea Waterfront Sales Gallery, Room 904, China Building, 29 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

For a private consultation, book an appointment on either 11 or 12 April, anytime between 10 am – 6 pm. To register for this event, get in touch with our team and know more details.

To facilitate a smooth buying and lettings process at this premium development, our dedicated branch at Imperial Wharf in Fulham is well-versed in the Chelsea property market. With an experienced team, our branch collaborates and works closely with our Hong Kong office for a seamless property investment journey. Benham & Reeves has been serving the London property market for more than six decades, and we offer an array of services that range from property advisory through our global offices, experienced multi-lingual staff, landlord support, tax returns and much more.

Disclaimer: *Prices and details are correct at the time of going to press. Expected rental yield per annum, not guaranteed. ^Travel times are an approximation only, sourced from Transport for London and Google Maps, and may reference driving, public transport, cycling and/or walking times. Planning permission: PP/16/06360 and PP/13/04082 granted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Lease Term: 975 years from September 2022. Purchasers are acquiring an interest in the land, the building to be erected thereon and/ or a right to use and occupy the properties in the building. Computer-generated images for illustrative purposes only. Purchasing uncompleted properties situated outside Hong Kong is complicated and contains risk. You should review all relevant information and documents carefully before making a purchase decision. If in doubt, please seek independent professional advice before making a purchase decision. The non-licensed staff engage in estate agency work exclusively in relation to properties outside Hong Kong and they are not licensed to deal with any property situated in Hong Kong. Property reference number: BRHK-UK240301. Last update: 18th Mar 2024. Benham & Reeves (Hong Kong) Limited License No. C-092169.


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