Darwin and Wallace

London based restaurant and bar group Darwin and Wallace have opened No.29 Power Station West located at the newly refurbished Battersea Power Station development. The independent neighbourhood style bar and restaurant is spread over two floors – a house bar and river terrace on the ground floor and in the basement another bar, a private dining area and ‘the viewing room’. The garden terrace area is complete with white furniture and a variety of plants, overlooking the River Thames and Chelsea Bridge. The restaurant has an overall industrial feel with bare walls, wide open windows, soft velvet furniture and copper and marble accessories on the bar.

“I am truly grateful to have worked with such an amazing team, without the support and team at Chapman Ventilation this project would not have not been a success. The restaurant is truly outstanding and located at an up-and-coming location next to the Chelsea Bridge with brilliant views. I’m happy that the site handed over in time and I was part of the project.”

Michael De Souza, Project Manager at Chapman Ventilation

The concept

No.29 Power Station West dedicates itself on serving fresh food that is cooked from scratch with a focus on well-sourced ingredients. Breakfast at No.29 Power Station West is served seven days a week from 9.00am until 11.30am and the menu includes: sourdough bruschetta with roast tomatoes, spinach, avocado and crispy bacon; a breakfast burger; coconut pancakes with caramelised banana and coconut yoghurt served with caravan coffee from a local London Roaster. The day time menu features: ginger chicken cakes; the No.29 house burger; rotisserie chicken and slow cooked beef brisket. There is also an extensive drinks menu that offers a ranges of wines, beers and cocktails.

the challenge of an open kitchen

The restaurant is fitted with a full heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A back-to-back six metre island Canopy Containment Air (CCA) hood was installed to minimise heat spillages, reduce exhaust air flow rates and stop the spread of impurities and heat across the restaurant. An Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) was also installed on site. The ESP removes smoke, grease and dirt particles from the air by applying a high voltage electrostatic charge to them, so that the restaurant and kitchen environment is left with clean and cool air. To eliminate noise vibrations for the above residential apartments a full acoustic ceiling was installed. To ensure that the restaurant remains well ventilated eleven air conditioning units were installed – five fully ducted units on the first floor and six on the ground floor four of which were wall mounted.

 

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