Keith Garner, local architect and member of the Battersea Power Station Community Group, has laid out a tyraid of questions to the chief executive of the Battersea Power Station Development Company, Rob Tincknell.
In an article described as ‘sycophantic and uncritical’ by Garner, Tincknell answered a series of questions about his involvement with the new plans for the regeneration of Battersea Power Station.
Garner responded strongly to the article, posing probing questions that still need answering. For example;
Why did Treasury Holdings not complete any substantive work in the five years they owned Battersea Power Station between 2006 and 2011, when you were in charge?
Why is the river walk connecting to Battersea Park still not built when your colleagues at Treasury Holdings promised at a meeting in 2011 that this would be done?
Why are you currently carrying out a “public consultation”, when it is clear that you have no intention of responding to any of the concerns raised?
The list ended with Garner asking, ‘Perhaps you would put some of these questions to Rob Tincknell as well?’
We can’t see the Architects Journal being so bold, but are keen to have these questions answered ourselves.
If you have any questions you want answering, let us know and we’ll try to pose them to the companies behind Battersea.
You can read the article itself, and Keith’s full response here, http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/rob-tincknell-committed-to-battersea/8635755.article