Battersea Power Station

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Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station, located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Nine Elms, Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth.wikipedia
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Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station, located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Nine Elms, Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
It is dominated by Battersea Power Station, various railway lines and New Covent Garden Market.

Battersea

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Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station, located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Nine Elms, Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
In 1929, construction started on Battersea Power Station, being completed in 1939.

London Borough of Wandsworth

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Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station, located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Nine Elms, Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
Secular architecturally most highly listed buildings include: Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Arts Centre (formerly town hall), Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Wandsworth Town Hall, and particularly the interiors of the large Gala Bingo Club, Tooting, the former Granada Theatre, St John's Hill, Clapham Junction by Theodore Komisarjevsky and in terms of ornate mansions a cluster of five large stone and brick buildings mostly converted to diverse public uses in and around Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton at grade II* or above.

Giles Gilbert Scott

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The architects were J Theo Halliday and Giles Gilbert Scott.
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (9 November 1880 – 8 February 1960) was an English architect known for his work on the Cambridge University Library, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Battersea Power Station, Liverpool Cathedral, and designing the iconic red telephone box.

London Power Company

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Several of the private power companies reacted to the proposal by forming the London Power Company (LPC).
Construction of Battersea A Power Station was started in 1929 and was completed in 1934.

Tate Modern

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He subsequently designed another London power station, Bankside, which now houses Tate Modern art gallery.
Tate Modern is housed in the former Bankside Power Station, which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of Battersea Power Station, and built in two stages between 1947 and 1963.

Leonard Pearce

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The team was headed by Dr. Leonard Pearce, the chief engineer of the London Power Company, but a number of other notable engineers were also involved, including Henry Newmarch Allott, and T. P. O'Sullivan who was later responsible for the Assembly Hall at Filton.
Sir Standen Leonard Pearce (28 September 1873 – 20 October 1947) was an English electrical engineer, perhaps best remembered for designing Battersea Power Station, on which he was assisted by Sir Giles Scott and the architectural practice Halliday and Agate.

Battersea Power Station tube station

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The combination of an existing debt burden of some £750 million, the need to make a £200 million contribution to an extension to the London Underground, requirements to fund conservation of the derelict power station shell, and the presence of a waste transfer station and cement plant on the river frontage made commercial development of the site a significant challenge.
It is to be served by the Northern line as part of a two-station extension from Kennington to serve the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

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On 20 April 1964, the power station was the site of a fire that caused power failures throughout London, including at the BBC Television Centre, which was due to launch BBC Two that night.
However, at around 18:45 a huge power failure, originating from a fire at Battersea Power Station, caused Television Centre, and indeed much of west London, to lose all power.

Bankside Power Station

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He subsequently designed another London power station, Bankside, which now houses Tate Modern art gallery.
The building was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the designer of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, many of the K-series red telephone boxes, and an important consultant credited with designing the Art-deco exterior of Battersea Power Station.

Terence Patrick O'Sullivan

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The team was headed by Dr. Leonard Pearce, the chief engineer of the London Power Company, but a number of other notable engineers were also involved, including Henry Newmarch Allott, and T. P. O'Sullivan who was later responsible for the Assembly Hall at Filton.
In 1937, since Mouchel's paid only four pounds ten shillings per week and his first child was on the way, he joined the London Power Company and took part in the design of Battersea Power Station.

Metropolitan-Vickers

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Most of the electrical equipment, including the steam turbine turbo generators, was produced by Metropolitan-Vickers in Trafford Park, Manchester.
In 1935 the company built a 105 MW steam turbogenerator, the largest in Europe at that time, for the Battersea Power Station.

Mowlem

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The main building work was carried out by John Mowlem & Co, and the structural steelwork erection carried out by Sir William Arrol & Co. Other contractors were employed for specialist tasks.

SP Setia

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In 2012, administrators Ernst & Young entered into an exclusivity agreement with Malaysia's SP Setia and Sime Darby to develop the site to include 250 residential units, bars, restaurants, office space (occupied by Apple and No.18 business members club), shops and entertainment spaces.
* Battersea Power Station

Knight Frank

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The site was again put up for sale in December 2011 through commercial estate agent Knight Frank.
2012: February, presents Battersea Power Station to the global property market.

Alton Towers

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It was won by a consortium led by developer David Roche and which included John Broome, owner of Alton Towers Ltd. This consortium proposed an indoor theme park, with shops and restaurants.
Broome sold Alton Towers to The Tussauds Group, then a division of Pearson plc, in 1990, after encountering financial troubles in attempting to develop the former Battersea Power Station into a similar theme park.

Joy City Property

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In 2004, when a redevelopment project by Parkview International stalled, the site was sold to the administrators of Irish company Real Estate Opportunities (REO), who bought it for £400 million in November 2006 with plans to refurbish the station for public use and build 3,400 homes on the site.
Hwang family also had asset around the world, such as Battersea Power Station but sold in 2006.

2004 World Monuments Watch

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The site was also listed on the 2004 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund.

Battersea Park

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A riverside walkway would also be created, running continuously along the riverside from Vauxhall to Battersea Park.
The site of Battersea Power Station was partly occupied by the famously bawdy Red House Tavern, patronised by Charles Dickens.

Pimlico District Heating Undertaking

After the end of World War II, the London Power Company used the waste heat to supply the Pimlico District Heating Undertaking.
The system began operations in 1950, and originally used waste heat from Battersea Power Station, which was pumped under the River Thames through a disused Metropolitan Water Board tunnel.

Northern line extension to Battersea

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The proposed extension would cost at least £500 million in 2008 terms.
The Northern line extension to Battersea is an extension of the London Underground Northern line currently under construction from to Battersea in South West London, terminating at the redeveloped Battersea Power Station.

Listed building

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In 1980 the whole structure was given Grade II listed status; "Battersea B" shut three years later.

Collier (ship)

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The power station consumed over 1,000,000 tonnes of coal annually, mostly from pits in South Wales and North East England, delivered by coastal collier ships.
The wharf at Battersea Power Station is still extant, and the cranes used for unloading the coal can be seen on the riverfront.

Treasury Holdings

On 30 November 2006, it was announced that Real Estate Opportunities, led by Irish businessmen Richard Barrett and Johnny Ronan of Treasury Holdings, had purchased Battersea Power Station and the surrounding land for €532 million (£400 million).
* In November 2006, Real Estates Opportunities PLC (the Channel Islands-based property group in which Treasury Holdings had a 60% stake) purchased Battersea Power Station and the surrounding land for €532 million (£400 million).

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One of the likely reasons for the power station's worldwide recognition is its appearance on the cover of Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Animals, which sold millions of copies worldwide.
The album's cover shows an inflatable pig floating between two chimneys of the Battersea Power Station, conceived by the band's bassist and lead songwriter Roger Waters, and was designed by long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson.