No 29 Power Station West has won in the ‘Best Overall UK Bar’ and ‘Best Pub’ categories in this year’s Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, a prestigious, globally-recognised competition commending and celebrating the best in design and architecture for food and drink serving spaces, from airports to museums to restaurants
Situated between the iconic Battersea Power Station and Battersea Park, No 29 Power Station West has a stripped back utilitarian feel that rings true to the power stations’ industrial heritage and also references the style of the era which was flamboyant and elegant. With inspiration drawn from both local and worldwide influences, over 100 pieces of hand-picked and crafted furniture, tiles and artwork fill the bar. A bespoke and dynamic Crittall shopfront claims the space and handcrafted, bespoke Bert & May tiles run throughout the downstairs River Bar.
Soft furnishings of leathers, velvets and linens fill the space, referencing the glamour of the 1920s period. Blue hues and off-whites lick every corner and faded pinks compliment the bespoke encaustic tiles and wood finishes. Lou Davies of Box 9, the Architect and Designer for the space, created a delicate and seamless environment with subtle nods to Battersea’s industrial history, giving the bar an undeniable charisma.
No 29 Power Station West is part of the Darwin and Wallace collection and represents the third win for the collection in the ‘Best Pub’ category, previously awarded to No1a Duke Street (Richmond) and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station (Chiswick), but its first win for ‘Best Overall UK Bar’.
Darwin & Wallace was established in 2012 by Mel Marriott with a modern vision of the 21st Century pub – local, independent, indicative of the local area, innovative in design, open all day and serving great food and drink.