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Battersea Power Station, London, United Kingdom 
Friday 11 Feb 2011
 
First phase architects named 
 
 
 
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28/02/11 Peter Hancock, Maseru
At least the former power station is being retained. Deo gratias !
16/02/11 CEMKM, London
Is there a larger vacant piece of land so close to the city centre in any other world city that has remained undeveloped for this long? Good luck to the developer - hope it can be made to work. This site surely represents the whole financial history of London, so perhaps boom time is coming. But for who?
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15/02/11 WillG, Washington, DC
About time they got this project started again. I do appreciate how the maintained the green roof in the structure. I read about this, before it was originally cancelled (http://cleanerairforcities.blogspot.com/2009/06/londons-battersea-power-station-green.html).

With the number of green roofs on the structures, perhaps the Big Smoke will be a little less polluted.
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Editorial

Ian Simpson Architects and dRMM named as architects for first phase of Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London 


Developer Treasury Holdings has announced Manchester-based Ian Simpson Architects and London practice de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) as the architects for the initial phase of Rafael Viñoly’s masterplan for the 1930s building and surrounding area.

Phase one – referred to as RS1 – involves the development of two blocks to the west of the 1930 power station. Ian Simpson Architects will take the larger of these two blocks, with dRMM responsible for a smaller residential complex. Collectively, RS1 will cover 90,000 sq m of residential, office and studio space, restaurants and shops.

Managing Director of Treasury Holdings, Rob Tincknell commented: “It has always been important for us to create architectural diversity and an interesting aesthetic for this site; the largest redevelopment in Central London. We don’t want another run-of-the-mill residential scheme. We want it to be a real exemplar of work and place-making. We were very impressed with these guys”

The complete £5.5bn scheme was approved by Wandsworth Council and London Mayor Boris Johnson in November 2010, with Communities Secretary Eric Pickles giving the green light this week. RS1 is due for completion in the summer of 2012, with the entire 750,000 sq m scheme due for completion in 2026.

 

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