Restoration of Battersea Power Station to kick-off in October

Kasmira Jefford
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WORK on the restoration of Battersea Power Station will now get underway in October, thirty years since the power was turned off at the Grade II site.

The Battersea Power Station Development Company said an initial £100m will be spent on demolishing and rebuilding the four iconic towers and repairing the brickwork, the wash towers, the steel frame and windows.

It has hired a consortium of consultants including engineering firm Buro Happold and Purcell to help with the facade repairs and Wilkinson Eyre Architects to complete the detailed design.

The company said it was now focusing on finalising the design for the interior of the power station, based on architect Rafael Vinoly’s masterplan. Work on the first 866 homes next to the building, known as Circus West will start this summer.