One of London’s first steel framed buildings is converted into flats

Lots Road Power Station

Work started this week on the £1bn Lots Road Power Station scheme on the north bank of the Thames.

Developed by Hong Kong developer Hutchison Whampoa Properties, the scheme comprises 706 homes, 275 of which will be affordable. The scheme, one of the largest to be developed on the north bank of the Thames in more than 100 years, is designed by architect Sir Terry Farrell.

The power station itself will be converted into 260 apartments, 67 of which will be affordable, making it one of the largest residential converted buildings in the UK. Lots Road was the largest power station in the world when it was built in 1904, and one of London’s first steel-framed buildings.