The proposal, submitted by Battersea Project Land Company Limited to Wandsworth Council, outlines plans for a five-year installation at phase six of the 42-acre development site in Cringle Street.
The temporary exhibition space is envisioned to showcase interactive digital and physical exhibits with diverse themes, operated by Neon and accompanied by a café.
The proposed exhibitions, spanning historical to entertainment topics such as Jurassic World, Machu Picchu, Mummies, and Marvel, would run twice a year for the designated period.
Additionally, an indoor sports facility managed by Rocket Padel is part of the plan, featuring four padel courts, a lounge space, a warm-up area, showers, changing facilities, and another café.
The planning statement suggests that Neon would offer 5,000 free exhibition tickets to schools and 1,000 free tickets to charities, community groups, and youth organisations.
Rocket Padel, on the other hand, plans to provide three free taster sessions weekly and offer two hours of free coaching to schools every week.
Rocket Padel had previously provided temporary outdoor courts at Battersea and it’s no surprise that they were a big hit and always booked which has encouraged plans for a long-term indoor Padel facility.
The overarching redevelopment project, divided into eight phases, aims to transform the area into a vibrant riverside neighbourhood, incorporating residences, retail spaces, bars, restaurants, cafes, offices, and over 19 acres of public space.
The council is set to review and decide on the proposed temporary facilities for phase six in the coming period.
Notably, the initial phases of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, including Circus West Village and the Grade II listed power station, have already been completed and introduced various amenities, homes, and recreational options to the public.
To see Padel come to such an amazing location for the long-term would be a dream for many local residents and nearby schools.