Battersea Power Station has appointed Camm & Hooper to operate events within the building’s unique Generator Hall and three other spaces.
Set to open in 2021, the event spaces within the Grade II*-listed property, known collectively as Battersea Power House, will be used for large-scale hospitality functions, conferences, music gigs, industry awards, fashion shows and product launches.
Camm & Hooper will be responsible for operating the events in the Generator Hall, a triple-height space that will become one of the largest event venues in London, capable of accommodating up to 1,400 guests; Control Room A, for up to 250 guests, which is being restored to its 1930s grandeur and retaining the dials that were once used to power a fifth of London’s electricity; and three other spaces including a terrace with wide riverside views.
Executive chef Ronnie Murray, formerly of Hix Restaurants, is creating the menus for the outlets, while cocktails will be created by Camm & Hooper’s chief beverage engineer Patrick Hobbs to reflect the iconic nature of the art deco power station and its destination overlooking the River Thames.
Debra Ward, managing director for Camm & Hooper, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to bring Battersea Power Station into our collection of outstanding London venues. As a company which specialises in reimagining some of London’s most exceptional venues, there is no greater embodiment of London than the striking Battersea Power Station.
“We are so very excited about our future with the Battersea Power Station team and can’t wait to start delivering extraordinary events in this iconic venue.”
Helen Carr, head of food, beverage and leisure leasing at Battersea Power Station Development Company, added: “Camm & Hooper were a natural fit for us given their proven experience of transforming unique London buildings into successful event spaces. Ever since our first meeting with them I have been so excited to see their plans for the building and am confident that these event spaces will truly be unlike anything seen in London before and am delighted to have them on board.”
Camm & Hooper’s venues include Banking Hall, Leadenhall and Victorian Bath House in the City of London; Six Storeys townhouse in Soho; and Morton Society, Tanner Warehouse and Tanner & Co Restaurant in Bermondsey.
The wider £9b Battersea Power Station development owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors covers 42 acres and comprises more than 4,200 homes, shops, restaurants, offices and 19 acres of public spaces.