Comprising a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, penthouses, offices, shops, leisure, landscaped space and new public realm, Circus West Village is located on western side of the Power Station and establishes new connections with the riverfront and Battersea Park.
The larger residential building at Circus West is 17 storeys high and 350 metres long, longer than the shard is tall. A massive building with an unusually long and tapering footprint.
Our starting point for the residential design was to ask ourselves 'What makes a great home?'. The apartments enjoy plenty of natural light, flexible space, well-proportioned rooms, with tremendous views once you walk through the front door. Circulation areas are positive communal spaces, providing spaces for sitting, contemplation and interactions between neighbours, and giving every resident the opportunity to enjoy views out to the river or the Power Station, even if their own apartment is located on the garden side.
All residents have access to a private garden at podium level and can take advantage of a wide range of amenities and services including a 15,000 sq ft gym, an indoor swimming pool and a health spa. They will also have access to a 5,000 sq ft private residents club with bar, private dining space, library and cinema.
To make the building appear more dynamic and enjoyable to the eye apartments were gathered into rectangular blocks and arranged as articulated horizontal glass ribbons, gently overlaid and rippling towards the river.
By day, the double-skin glass façade is alive with the reflections of the sun, sky, river, trees and the power station. Its faceted panels, fissures and overhangs create a play of light, shadow, geometry and void that offers constantly changing vignettes from every aspect around the building. By night, the subtle layering of the façade dissolves and each unit, each room, each apartment, is defined within the building's grid as lights switch on and off against the night sky.