Wandsworth small businesses and creative entrepreneurs could get the chance to showcase showcase their wares rent-free at Battersea Power Station.
The project, which runs until the end of 2017, is part of a programme of purpose-designed retail spaces at the main entrance to Circus West Village. Creative brands and designer-maker businesses will be able to use the spaces alongside partnerships with larger cultural brands.
These studio spaces will form part of the emerging community at Battersea Power Station alongside independent restaurants and a curated programme of activities that take place every weekend on the riverside in front of the Power Station. Initially, the spaces will be available from Thursday to Sunday each week, and the tenancies will rotate regularly to showcase a range of creative ideas.
The development has a link directly along the river to potential customers using Battersea Park, and will also be connected to the River Bus with a new dedicated pier at Battersea Power Station.
Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “Wandsworth is home to some incredibly exciting and creative start-ups and this is a great opportunity for them to showcase their work at an iconic London venue. This is just one of the ways local traders are benefitting from the new commercial hub taking shape at Battersea Power Station and I encourage our small business community to take full advantage.”
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “We want to support a new generation of creative people and are seeking young, independent commercial businesses that are making products and stories across design, art, craft, fashion, publishing, new tech and beyond.”