Understood to be one of the most important schemes in the 17-hectare masterplan, the new plaza is expected to become a “front-door” to the development. Related story: Gehry and Foster unveil designs for Battersea Power Station redevelopmentIt will link the pedestrianised high street at the centre of Frank Gehry and Foster + Partner’s proposal with the revamped power station by Wilkinson Eyre, as well as to the new housing areas underway by British firms Ian Simpson Architects and dRMM. According to the Architect’s Journal, Copenhagen and New York-based BIG will makes its UK debut with the so-called Malaysia Square – a key public space within the £8 billion redevelopment of the decommissioned power station site. Approval has also now been granted for a £1 billion extension of the London Underground’s Northern Line, which will create a new connection between Battersea and the city centre. The plans include two new tube stations designed by London firm Grimshaw.