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  • Battersea Power Station is actually two connected power stations, Plant A was a single chimney which was added to in 1955.
  • It was designed by George Gilbert Scott, from the famous family of architects, who had also designed the red telephone box.
  • It remains the largest brick structure in Europe. This is built over a steel frame.
  • Capacity for the station is 509 megawatts, which is roughly enough to power 350,000 homes today.
  • The power station was closed between 1975 and 1983, and given listed status to protect it. Despite this status it spent years decaying.
  • Numerous films and TV programmes have been made with this as a location including Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Richard the Third and Tomb Raider. Harvey Dent gets blown up at Battersea Power Station in The Dark Knight. Most famously it is the cover for Pink Floyd's seminal album, Animals, an image so iconic it features as "modern art" in the film Children of Men.
  • Work was scheduled to begin on the development around the power station from May 2005 but construction work actually began in July 2014.

News Articles

18-06-2014 > Work Starts On Battersea Chimneys

17-12-2012 > Battersea Proposals Win Approval

04-05-2012 > Chelsea Eye Battersea Power Station

13-12-2011 > Farrells Battersea Vision

15-11-2010 > Wandsworth Gives Battersea Thumbs Up

02-09-2009 > REO Seek Battersea Development Partner

04-06-2009 > Vinoly Tries Again At Battersea

28-05-2009 > Second Battersea Power Station Exhibition

26-02-2009 > Spark Plug Dropped From Battersea Plans

10-12-2008 > Details Emerge Of Battersea Plans

08-12-2008 > Every Render Tells A Story

13-08-2008 > Battersea Power Station Tours Extended

26-06-2008 > Batterseas Spark Plug In Action

23-06-2008 > Battersea Power Station Public Tours

22-06-2008 > Battersea Power Stations Reception

20-06-2008 > Supertall Battersea Power Station Plans

03-09-2007 > Survey Finds Gherkin Is Ugly

15-11-2006 > A Look At Battersea Planning Approvals

10-10-2006 > Battersea Power Station Scheme Rejigged

13-07-2006 > Battersea Power Station Funding Issues Denied

24-01-2005 > Battersea Powers Up

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Architect
Giles Gilbert Scott
Developer
London Power Company
Main Contractor
Mowlem
Renovation Architect
Rafael Vinoly

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Reference No.
298
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
28-10-2016
 

Building Location

Address
Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London. SW11
Estate
Battersea Power Station
Council
Wandsworth
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Under Renovation
Proposal date
1929
Construction start date
1929
Completion date
1955
Renovation Date
2016
Heritage Status
Grade II*
Style
Industrial

Roof Height (AGL)
337.93

Market Data

Primary Use
Powerstation
Secondary Use
Mixed

Floorspace (sq ft)
226,042.12
Flats
700
Hotel Rooms
1130

Metres > Feet