Visitors to Battersea Power Station will be able to enjoy the first in a series of retail and pop-up activations this week (September 14).

It is part of a programme of purpose-designed retail spaces at the main entrance to Circus West Village.

The offer of free spaces to local businesses is part of a number of community initiatives created by the team at Battersea Power Station.

The pop-ups will be housed in a series of purpose-built at the entrance to the new riverside location at Grosvenor Arch and the programme will see a variety of small businesses, designer makers, creative entrepreneurs and start-ups from both local areas and across London.

They can showcase their talents every Thursday to Sunday, from now until December 24 at Grosvenor Arch.

The mix-of creative start-ups include Wax and Wick, a hand-poured candle brand founded by Battersea entrepreneur Nicole Nahsen, Beatwoven, a textile technology studio that translates music into digital wave patterns, and Warehouse Home, a lifestyle brand founded by Sophie Bush.

The studio spaces at Grosvenor Arch aim to form part of an emerging community at Battersea Power Station alongside independent restaurants and a programme of activities which take place every weekend on the riverside near the Power Station.

In addition, from this autumn, even more people will be able to visit via the River Bus with a new dedicated pier at the site.

Chief executive Rob Tincknell 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.

“The spaces are initially offered rent free and we are targeting the local Battersea community as well as businesses and creative networks across London.

“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 across the season.

“I love the idea that when the office spaces in the Power Station are complete, we will have some of the biggest businesses in the world working alongside start-up businesses with just one employee.”

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You can join the programme by emailing the Power Station’s curation team by sending a quick introduction (1 x A4 PDF) about what you do, what you make, and what you would like to bring.

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