Although it’s been disused for over 30 years, Battersea Power Station has become one of London’s most recognised landmarks. At long last, love or loathe them, the plans for re-development have gotten underway (led by architects Wilkinson Eyre) and are available for public viewing.
The iconic facade will be restored to its original glory while the innards will be entirely re-designed. If all goes accordingly, it will become a hub of small businesses, apartments, commercial space and a rooftop garden (pictured above, looking pretty ace). There’s even plans for a ceiling display including the prism from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album.
However, we’re most excited about the 110 metre-high viewing platform that will be installed in the iconic chimneys. Although the original chimneys will be totally removed, the Battersea Power Station Development Company have promised to fully rebuild all four of them, even if the rest of the thing doesn’t actually ever get built! Let’s hold them to that.
You can view the detailed design proposals at The View building on the Power Station site from today until Sunday November 10. Find out more at batterseapowerstation.co.uk
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