Battersea Power Station demolition by stealth gets council go ahead

Tonight, with only one vote against the London Borough of Wandsworth’s Planning Committee gave the green light for the demolition by stealth of Battersea Power Station. Continue reading

Battersea Power Station – The untold story of the East Wall.

According to news emanating from the developers of Battersea Power Station via the Evening Standard– Apple (the suits not the manufacturing) plan to occupy almost half of the beloved art deco building (500,000 square feet) in 2021, relocating 1,400 of its employees from Oxford Circus … Continue reading

Next victim Battersea Power Station: the cranes

The new owners want to remove the listed cranes in front of the Power Station in order to use the jetty for the removal of spoil from tunnelling the Northern Line Extension ( NLE ). While it might be necessary … Continue reading

Battersea Power Station -masters of spin

The new owners of Battersea Power Station may not know much about property development, but they do have excellent PR. The hugely successful Open House London day attracted tens of thousands of visitors who queued for hours to catch a … Continue reading

Will the chimneys be demolished all at once?

There is a growing worry about the survival of the chimneys on Battersea Power Station. They were from the beginning supposed to be demolished and rebuild one by one, but now it seems like it is going to be a different story. Continue reading

The Security Olympics

The Olympic Legacy has been an idea under siege since the term was first bandied about. Today though, Stephen Graham, Professor of Cities and Society at Newcastle university has published a damning indictment of the Legacy in the Guardian. His … Continue reading

Artists’ Impressions Of Battersea Are For Illustration Purposes Only

The demolition plans proposed at last night’s meeting for the future of the grounds of Battersea Power Station grounds are merely artistic impressions in soft focus and not what locals and Londoners should expect to receive. Most of the things … Continue reading