Health and safety gone mad?… Events held at Battersea Power Station despite ‘big chunks falling off’ chimneys

The first of Battersea Power Station’s emblematic cream chimneys is likely to be demolished this month by its current owners, the Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), which is part of the Sime Darby consortium. The company claims its intention … Continue reading

Battersea Power Station – “London Only” sales claim is Bogus

London, in recent years, has seen a boom in foreign property investment. With various far Eastern economies generating a new class of super-rich, London’s property market bubble is seen as a safe cash haven for this elite. According to Savills, … Continue reading

Waar gaat het geld heen?

Het Battersea Power Station in Londen is een iconisch en geliefd gebouw gelegen langs de Thames. Door de ligging, afmetingen en vormgeving is het een (‘beschermd’) monument geworden,  Ook pronkte de voormalige kolencentrale op de cover van een Pink Floyd … Continue reading

Public inquiry into proposed Northern Line Extension to Nine Elms and Battersea

Transport for London (TFL) is proposing to extend the Northern line (Charing Cross branch) to Battersea, via a new station at Nine Elms, as part of wider plans to regenerate the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea area. If you’re interested … 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

Data Leak Reveals the Truth About Palm Oil

Concern for Palm Oil Producing Almost as Much CO2 as Tar Sands. Continue reading

The effects of palm oil-plantations has on Orangutans

Famous british author of fantasy novels, Terry Pratchett, visited Borneo in 1994 and fell in love with the Orangutans. Recently he returned for a BBC-documentary, Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction, to see how the orangutans turned out. Continue reading

Is the new Power Station scheme to change people’s quality of life?

Tincknell said that the Malaysians vision for the site is better and different from the previous schemes, since this one is bigger and it is going to influence on people’s quality of life. Tincknell also mentioned that no other plan have had a good solution to the public transport, but this scheme are planing to extend the Northern Line with a 1 billion loan from UK government to Transport for London. Continue reading

Save Kimber Road and Battersea adventure playgrounds

Wandsworth Against the Cuts has opened an online petititon to the Government to avoid the closure of Kimber Road and Battersea Park playgrounds. As York Gardens Playground has been recently flattened by builders they believe Kimber Road could be torn … Continue reading

Petition to save Battersea Power Station’s Chimneys!

The new owners of Battersea Power Station – one of which are renowned illegal deforesters, Sime Darby – are determined to take down the 4 iconic chimneys on the pretext that cracks are making the concrete towers unsafe. Once the … Continue reading