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

Unauthorised Battersea Power Station Helipad – NO ACTION

The unauthorised use of the grounds of the Battersea Power Station as a private helipad has received no action under the ENFORCEMENTS section of the Wandsworth Council’s Planning Application Committee agenda to be discussed at today’s meeting. Residents have been … Continue reading

Chimneys standing firm

REO continue to shoot themselves in the – what by now must be, given their perilously brittle financial circumstances, bare – feet. Their persistent corporate prostitution of the inner sanctuary of the Battersea Power Station (for yous philistines who don’t … Continue reading

Battersea Power Station owners deep in debt

Property firm REO, whose portfolio includes Battersea Power Station, owes millions of euro to its banks, and to the Irish taxpayer. The company owes a total of €2bn to its banks. This includes nearly €1bn owed to Nama, Ireland’s National … Continue reading

The Victorian Society Object to Power Station Plans

The Victorian Society are the latest organisation to speak out against REO / Treasury Holdings‘ current plans for the re-development of Battersea Power Station. The Conservation Advisor of the organisation, Alex Baldwin, spoke in depth to Spectacle about their rejection … Continue reading

Restoration of Ellis Island an example for Battersea Power Station Owners

The rejuvenation of Ellis Island provides a concrete and successful testament to the possibility of community led re-development for Battersea Power Station, and evidence that existing derelict structures need not be pulled down in their entirety to proceed with restoration. … Continue reading

Olympic ArcelorMittal Sculpture

‘So we’ve got £19m to throw around, any ideas?’ ‘What about an 115m helter-skelter steel sculpture?’ So went the conversation about the conception of the planned Orbit sculpture to be completed in time for the London Olympics. You would assume … Continue reading

South Africa 2010 and Ambush Marketing

It’s not long now before the World Cup fanfare begins but for local independent tradesman it’s the long, boring drone of contradiction that’s ringing around what is supposedly intended to be their most lucrative opportunity for years. The mantra that’s … Continue reading

The Victorian Society’s Objection Letter

The Victorian Society’s Objection Letter to the Battersea Power Station Planning Application. Battersea Water Pumping Station, Cringle Street, Battersea: Application for Listed Building Consent for demolition (Grade II, 1840 & 1860) The Victorian Society is one of many to write … Continue reading