Battersea Power Station restoration to commence in October
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Battersea Power Station restoration to commence in October

03 Jun 2013

Restoration work at Battersea Power Station in London is scheduled to start in October, at a cost of £100m.

Battersea Power Station

Restoration work at Battersea Power Station in London is scheduled to start in October, at a cost of £100m.

Battersea Power Station Development Company said the funds will be spent on repairing external brickwork and rebuilding wash towers, the steel frame, windows and the four chimneys.

The company is in the process of finalising the detailed design of the interior of the power station, based on architect Rafael Vinoly’s masterplan for the site.

Restoration work will be carried out in conjunction with English Heritage and London Borough of Wandsworth, working to the original architectural plans used at the time of their construction more than 80 years ago.

The restoration work represents the second phase of the 39-acre Battersea Power Station redevelopment project.

Buro Happold and Purcell will provide structural engineering and façade repairs advice for the site, while Wilkinson Eyre Architects will complete the detailed design.

The restoration work, which is anticipated to be completed in 2016, represents the second phase of the 39-acre Battersea Power Station redevelopment project.

Battersea Power Station Development Company chief executive Rob Tincknell said: "The reconstruction of the iconic chimneys is an essential part of the refurbishment and will be undertaken with great care and precision so that they remain a landmark on the London skyline for decades to come."

In July 2012, the power station was sold to a consortium led by Malaysian property and infrastructure firm SP Setia for £400m.


Image: The first phase of the work involves the replacement of the four chimneys at the Battersea Power Station. Photo: Courtesy of Aurelien Guichard.

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